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List of famous male swimmers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male swimmers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being swimmers. There are thousand of males working as swimmers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic swimmers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a swimmer then the people below should give you inspiration.

With people ranging from Nelson Mora to Christophe Kalfayan, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

While this isn't a list of all male swimmers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male swimmers?" and "Who are the best male swimmers?"

Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events for a male. In winning ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Athlete, Swimmer

Credits: Watercolors, Richard III, Awaken the Dead, Pancho and Lefty

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Ryan Steven Lochte is an American competitive swimmer and an 11-time Olympic medalist. His seven individual Olympic medals ranks near the top in men's swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Individually, he currently holds the world ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America

Profession: Swimmer

Credits: Lochte Hard-Core, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, I Heart Radio Music Festival

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Marcus "Mark" Tewksbury, MSM is a Canadian former swimmer. He is best known for winning the gold medal in the 100 metres backstroke at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He also hosted the first season of How It's Made, a Canadian documentary series, in 2001. Tewksbury was awarded the Meritorious Service ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Profession: Swimmer

Credits: How It's Made

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Johan Kenkhuis is an Olympic medal winning Dutch swimmer. From a young age, Kenkhuis had a strong interest in swimming. In 1998, he won gold medals in both the 100 meter and 200 meter freestyle events in the European Junior Championships. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Johan was a ...more

Age: 35

Birthplace: Vriezenveen, Netherlands

Profession: Swimmer

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