Top Ten USA Olympic Swimmers

The Top Ten
1 Michael Phelps Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American former competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16). When he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Phelps had already tied the record of eight medals of any color at a single Games by winning six gold and two bronze medals. At the 2012 Summer more.

He's an amazing swimmer and everyone should know that. I know he was caught with a bong but whatever I respect him anyway.

He is definitely the best of the best. Go Phelps!

Michael Phelps is an amazing swimmer. He is obviously one of the best swimmers in the world. He inspired me for swimming. I've been swimming since I was about 1 or 2 years old.

I think he is an amazing swimmer because he spends all his time swimming. I am a swimmer and I really want to grow up and be exactly like him and how he swims.

A complete d1ck but the best Olympian ever and the most decorated. I had the privilege to race him at Omaha in 2012 and from personal experience he will always be one of the greatest swimmers and athletes ever.

2 Dara Torres
3 Mark Spitz Mark Andrew Spitz is an American former competitive swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in seven events.

He was the first to get seven medals in one olympics. Ever. In swimming that is and has one stuff beyond imagination!

4 Jenny Thompson
5 Tom Wilkins
6 Natalie Collins
7 Kurt Grote

He set outrages goals and always defeated them.

8 Cullen Jones

Should be lower. No special treatment because of skin color.

9 Aaron Piersol

I visited his beautiful home in the hills in Costa Rica while still under construction last year. Beautiful place and location Aaron! Keep up the good work with keeping the oceans and the environment clean...

Had second most medals in 08 only to Phelps.

10 Katie Ledecky

A very good distance freestyler. She gets every single person in the pool cheering for her.

She is amazing!

She is one of the youngest swimmers! But she showed me an lesson. It doesn't matter!

Come on people! She won 18 medals! All gold! Almost as much as Michael Phelps!

She wasn't even 18 when she got her first of many world records.

The Contenders
11 Missy Franklin

Great personality, an excellent person to represent the United States, excellent attitude towards her sport and of life.

Missy Franklin should be up in the top 10. She made it in swimming at age 16 and has only gotten better. My hero and role model

She got 4 gold and one bronze in her first olympics! Come on people!
Two world records! How much did phelps get in Sydney? A big donut hole.
Give her at least number 9

The heck? Why is Missy so low?

12 Tom Dolan

One of the greatest swimmers in history and a dedicated swimmer

13 Ryan Lochte

I love Ryan Lochte because he is 28 years old and he is execellent.

14 Brendan Hanson

He is amazing at breast stroke.

15 Rebecca Soni

She is a great swimmer. She has competed in 2 Olympic Games and she won the medals in both of them. Rebecca is the best breaststroker in the United States, she is not as good as Michael phelps but she deserves to be on the top ten list.

She should be on the top ten list. She inspires me in everything she does, and I couldn't have asked for a better idol.

16 Nathan Adrian
17 Natalie Coughlin

Very good at everything and most decorated female swimmer!

My swim team coach is married to her. And I love her!

18 Maya DiRado

She got two gold in her first Olympics.

19 Leah Smith

So fast! In my opinion, she is one of the fastest swimmer!

One of the top freestylers! She is so cool!

20 Mary T. Meagher
21 Janet Evans
22 Johnny Weissmuller
23 Matt Grevers
24 Kevin Cordes
25 Rowdy Gaines
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