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 eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four golds and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row. Phelps is the long ...more
Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
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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 record in the 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley, and the 400-meter individual medley. Lochte's success has earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award and the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice. He has also been named the FINA Swimmer of the Year three times. He has won a total of 77 medals in major international competition, 49 gold, 17 silver, and 11 bronze spanning ...more
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America
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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 Medal in 1993 for being a "motivational speaker and a gifted athlete." ...more
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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 member of the bronze medal 4×200 meter freestyle relay team. He also helped the Netherlands win a silver medal at the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan in 2001 as a member of the 4×100 meter freestyle relay team. However, by 2002, he was growing tired of the sport and close to retirement. His coach, Fedor Hes, helped him develop a different training strategy which involved spending more ...more
Birthplace: Vriezenveen, Netherlandssee more on Johan Kenkhuis