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Famous Jewish Swimmers

Famous Jews in Swimming. These 46 top Jewish swimmers are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Swimming or just a fan of great athleticism in general. The list of the best Jewish swimmers includes Israelis, Americans, and Jews from other nationalities. Enjoy this whole series of lists celebrating well-known Jewish athletes.
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  • Dara Grace Torres (born April 15, 1967) is an American former competitive swimmer, who is a 12-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events. Torres is the first swimmer to  ...more
  • Age: 71
    Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competitive swimmer and nine-time Olympic champion. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, all in world  ...more
  • Jason Edward Lezak (born November 12, 1975) is an American former competition swimmer and a four-time Olympic gold medalist. He swam for Rose Bowl Aquatics. He graduated from Irvine High School in  ...more
  • Tiffany Lisa Cohen (born June 11, 1966) is an American former swimmer who was a double gold medalist at the 1984 Summer Olympics (400-meter and 800-meter freestyle). Cohen is Jewish.In 1982, she won  ...more
  • Lenny Krayzelburg (born September 28, 1975, as Leonid Krayzelburg; Ukrainian: Леонід Крайзельбург, Russian: Леони́д Кра́йзельбург) is an American former backstroke swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and  ...more
  • Garrett Weber-Gale (born August 6, 1985) is an American competition swimmer, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and world record-holder in two events.  ...more
  • Dec. at 65 (1877-1942)
    Dr. Otto Herschmann (4 January 1877 – 14 June 1942) was a Jewish Austrian swimmer, fencer, lawyer, and sports official.Herschmann won a silver medal at the initial modern Olympic Games, the 1896  ...more
  • Paul Neumann

    Dec. at 56 (1875-1932)
    Paul Neumann (13 June 1875 in Vienna – 9 February 1932) was an Austrian swimmer and physician, who competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and became the first Austrian gold medalist ever.  ...more
  • Marilyn Ramenofsky (born August 20, 1946) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. She is currently a researcher at the University of California  ...more
  • Dec. at 83 (1879-1963)
    Otto Wahle (November 5, 1879 in Vienna – August 11, 1963 in New York City, United States) was a Jewish Austrian swimmer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century, he took part in  ...more
  • Dec. at 66 (1889-1956)
    Otto Scheff, born Otto Sochaczewsky (December 12, 1889 – October 26, 1956) was an Austrian freestyle swimmer, water polo player, lawyer, politician, and sports official who competed in the 1906  ...more
  • Scott Daniel Goldblatt (born July 12, 1979) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist who specialized in freestyle events.  ...more
  • Sarah Poewe (born 3 March 1983) is an Olympic breaststroke swimmer who has competed internationally for both South Africa and Germany. At the age of 14, she made her international debut at the 1997  ...more
  • Alfred Nakache

    Age: 106
    Alfred Nakache (November 18, 1915 in Constantine, French Algeria – 1983) was a Jewish French swimmer and water polo player. A member of the French team for the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games, he  ...more
  • Andrea Gyarmati (born 15 April 1954) is a retired Hungarian swimmer. She competed at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics in eight events in total and won two individual medals in 1972; in 1972 she set a world  ...more
  • Keena Ruth Rothhammer (born February 26, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events. Rothhammer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas,  ...more
  • Dec. at 78 (1907-1986)
    Albert L. Schwartz (December 21, 1907 – December 7, 1986) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Schwartz  ...more
  • Tal Stricker (born May 29, 1979) is a breaststroke swimmer from Israel, who competed for Israel at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.  ...more
  • Dec. at 94 (1896-1990)
    Margarete "Grete" Adler (13 February 1896 – 10 April 1990) was an Austrian freestyle swimmer, diver, and gymnastics teacher, who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics and in the 1924 Summer  ...more
  • Herbert Klein

    Dec. at 78 (1923-2001)
    Herbert Klein was a German swimmer. He won the 200 Metres Breaststroke at the 1950 European Aquatics Championships in Vienna and in the bronze medal in the 200 Metres Breaststroke at the 1952 Summer  ...more
  • Dan Kutler

    Age: 51
    Dan Kutler (born May 2, 1970 in Mountain View, California) is a former butterfly swimmer, who was born in the United States, and swam for Israel in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He grew up in Santa  ...more
  • Yoav Gath

    Age: 41
    Yoav Gath (Hebrew: יואב גת‎; born November 8, 1980) is an Olympic and national-record backstroke swimmer from Israel. He swam for Israel at the 2000 Olympics. He was the first Israeli swimmer under  ...more
  • Yoav Bruck

    Age: 49
    Yoav Bruck (Hebrew: יואב ברוק‎; born March 6, 1972 in Lakhish) is a former swimmer from Israel, who competed in three Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1992. Bruck is Jewish. He  ...more
  • Eithan Urbach

    Age: 44
    Eithan Urbach (born 12 January 1977 in Haifa) is a former backstroke swimmer from Israel. Urbach competed in two events in the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2000 Summer Olympics. In 1997, Urbach  ...more
  • Eran Groumi

    Age: 51
    Eran Groumi (born June 5, 1970, in Jerusalem) is a former backstroke and butterfly swimmer from Israel, who competed for Israel at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. At the 2017 Maccabiah  ...more