Top Ten Swimmers of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals in three Olympiads.

Holds the fastest time in all events

He is AWESOME and so fast.

No one can beat this guy

I wanna be like him!

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2 Mark Spitz Mark Spitz Mark Andrew Spitz is an American former competitive swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in seven events.
3 Ryan Lochte
4 Brenda Borgh Bartlett
5 Rebecca Adlington Rebecca Adlington
6 Missy Franklin
7 Sun Yang
8 Emma Hull
9 Rebecca Soni
10 Ian James Thorpe

The most fastest swimer in Australia

The Contenders

11 Matthew Nicholas Biondi
12 Tamas Darnyi

Greatest swimmer in medley with 4 olympic gold medals and unbeatable for 8 years.

13 Grant Hackett
14 Kristin Otto
15 Johnny Weissmuller
16 Ian Thorpe
17 Jenny Elisabeth Thompson
18 Dawn Lorraine Fraser
19 Kimberly Vandenberg
20 Krisztina Egerszegi
21 Lenny Krayzelburg
22 Sasha Menu Courey
23 Matt Biondi
24 Katie Ledecky

No one can even touch her in the pool! She's amazing and the queen of distance!

25 Vladimir Salnikov

The "Tsar of the pool" set 12 world records freestyle swimming (400-1500m).

26 Pieter van den Hoogenband

I met him once. He is so sweet. And such a great swimmer.

27 Inge de Bruijn
28 Shane Gould
29 Cameron McEvoy
30 Sandeep Sejwal
31 Martin Strel

He swam across the Amazon river, and it's hard to believe he swam the opposite of the current motion and that he got burned.

32 Diana Nyad

She was the 1st and Only person to swim from Cuba to Florida.
She spent nearly all her body energy and her life while doing it, and experienced the worst pain known to humans by Box Jellyfish.
It was like a Suicide Mission.

33 Yusra Mardini
34 Penny Oleksiak

Just Google her and you'll understand why she should be #1.

35 Mary Meagher

Great record woman and Olympic champion known as "madam butterfly".

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