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Famous Swimmers and Profiles of Other Famous Aquatic People

Famous Olympic swimmers, water polo players, Synchronized swimmers, English Channel swimmers, coaches, and others involved with swimming.

Michael Phelps, the Greatest Swimmer of All Time
Michael Phelps is the greatest swimmer that ever was or ever will be - take a look at what he has accomplished.

USA Swim Team - USA National Swim Team Community Appearances in 2011
Thirty-three members of USA Swimming's National Team will make 66 appearances at clubs, charities and schools across the nation in the pre-Olympic year of 2011. While the USA Swim Team members' appearances vary greatly in style and substance, all appearances aim to encourage kids to take up swimming as a healthy and positive activity while...

Abel, Brooke - Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Bio
Brooke Abel, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team competions at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Michael Phelps is the Best Swimmer Ever, Part II
Michael Phelps has some great World Champs and World Record stats.

Adrian, Nathan - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Adrian, Nathan

Is Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps the Best That Ever Was
Was someone better than Michael Phelps before his time? Will someone in the future be better, or is Phelps the best that ever was and the best that ever will be?

Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin Likes Swimming and Cooking!
Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin offers some insight into her swimming and her recipes using California Dried Plums.

Alexander, Brian - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Brian Alexander is a power driver on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Amanda Beard Interview - Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard
Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist Amanda Beard answers some questions about swimming and life.

Armstrong, Elizabeth - US Olympic Water Polo Team Player
Elizabeth "Betsey" Armstrong is a goalkeeper for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Azevedo, Tony - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Tony Azevedo is an attacker on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Bailey, Ryan - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Ryan Bailey is a center on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Beard, Amanda - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Beard, Amanda

Beaubien, Layne - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Layne Beaubien is a defender on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Beisel, Elizabeth - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Beisel, Elizabeth

Berens, Ricky - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Berens, Ricky

Breeden, Elaine - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Breeden, Elaine

Brooks, Brandon - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Brandon Brooks is a goal keeper on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Burckle, Caroline - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Burckle, Caroline

Cardenas, Patricia "Patty" - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Patricia "Patty" Cardenas is an attacker for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Caulkins, Tracy - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
First American to set an American record and win an American title in each of four swimming strokes. (Women's History)

Colombo, LeRoy - Lifeguard
The "Hero of Galveston" saved 907 people over his 40 year career. He was listed in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for the number of lives he saved as a deaf lifeguard.

Coughlin, Natalie - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Coughlin, Natalie

Craig, Kameryn "Kami" - 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Player
Kameryn "Kami" Craig is a center for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Crocker, Ian - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Crocker, Ian

Culp, Janet - Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Bio
Janet Culp, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team competion at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Dara Torres Gets International Fair Play Prize
Dara Torres will be recognized on Tuesday by the International Committee for Fair Play for her sportsmanship during the Olympic Games in Beijng in 2008.

de Bruijn, Inge - Olympic Swimmer for the Netherlands
Inge de Bruijn Links from your About.com Guide to Swimming

Ederle, Gertrude - Swimming the English Channel
It isn’t often that a young person does something alone that captures the attention of the whole world. On August 6 in 1926, 19-year old New Yorker Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel. She chose a day so rough that steamship trips were canceled.

Figge, Erika - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Erika Figge is an attacker for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Gangloff, Mark - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Gangloff, Mark

Golda, Natalie - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Natalie Golda is a defender for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Gould, Shane - Olympic Swimmer for Australia
Shane Gould won five Olympic swimming medals (three gold, a silver and bronze) at the 1972 Munich Games. At one stage of her career she held every women's world freestyle record.

Gregorka, Alison - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Alison Gregorka is a defender for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Grevers, Matt - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Grevers, Matt

Hansen, Brendan - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Brendan Hansen

Hardy, Jessica - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Hardy, Jessica

Hayes, Brittany - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Brittany Hayes is a left-handed attacker for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Hersey, Kathleen - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Hersey, Kathleen

Hewko, Adam - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player
Adam Hewko, is a driver on the 2008 USA Water Polo Olympic Team.

Hipp, Jaime - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Jaime Hipp is a goalkeeper for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Hoelzer, Margaret - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Hoelzer, Margaret

Hoff, Katie - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Hoff, Katie

Hooven, Kate - Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Bio
Kate Hooven, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team competion at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Hopkins, Thomas - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Thomas Hopkins is a driver on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Hudnut, Peter - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Peter Hudnut is a defender on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Hutten, Tim - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Tim Hutten plays the 2-Meter Defense position on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Jendrick, Megan - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Jendrick, Megan

Jensen, Larsen - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Jensen, Larsen

Jones, Christina - Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Bio
Christina Jones, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team and duet competions at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Jones, Cullen - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Jones, Cullen

Joyce, Kara Lynn - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Joyce, Kara Lynn

Kahanamoku, Duke - Olympic Swimmer and Surfer
Wednesday, August 24th marks the birthday of one of Hawaii’s most famous — Duke Kahanamoku. A powerful swimmer, he won five medals at four different Olympics, retiring from competition at the age of 42.

Keller, Klete - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Keller, Klete

Kim, Becky - Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Bio
Becky Kim, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team competions at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Kinney, Meghan - Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Bio
Meghan Kinney, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is an altenate for the team competion at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Krumpholz, JW - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
JW Krumpholz is a center on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Lezak, Jason - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Lezak, Jason

Lochte, Ryan - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Lochte, Ryan

Magnuson, Christine - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Magnuson, Christine

Mann, John - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
John Mann is a center on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Marshall, Christine - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Marshall, Christine

Merlo, Rick - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Rick Merlo is a 2-Meter Defender on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Michael Phelps Named 2007 USA Swimming Athlete of the Year
Olympic Swimmer and World Record Holder Michael Phelps Michael Phelps, who won seven gold medals and set five world records last March at the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, was voted USA Swimming’s 2007 Athlete of the Year last week at the United State Aquatic Sports Convention in Anaheim, Calif. Phelps also won the organization’s ConocoPhillips Performance Award for the second straight year.

Michael Phelps Set Records in BeijingSo What's Next? He’s Going to Disney ...
Direct from the Beijing Games where he won a record eight Gold Medals, world champion swimmer Michael Phelps celebrated his unprecedented achievement with an all-American homecoming parade in his honor at Walt Disney World Resort.

Michael Phelps Three-Time Winner at 2007 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards
Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff took home top honors tonight at the USA Swimming Foundation’s Golden Goggle Awards, as the two Maryland natives were named Male and Female Athlete of the Year. The Golden Goggle Awards, held at The Beverly Hilton and hosted by late night talk show host Carson Daly (NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly”), celebrated the swimming accomplishments of 2007, a year in which USA Swimming had one of its most successful international seasons to date.

Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin at the USA Swimming 2008 Golden Goggle Awards
Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin were in attendance to accept top honors tonight at the USA Swimming Foundation's Golden Goggle Awards. Phelps and Coughlin took home the awards for Male and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively. The Golden Goggle Awards, held at the New York Hilton and hosted by Bob Costas, celebrated the accomplishments of 2008 Olympic Swim Team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Moses, Merrill - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Merrill Moses is a goalkeeper on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Nott, Andrea - Olympic Synchronized Swimmer
Andrea Nott, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team and duet competions at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Nymeyer, Lacy - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Nymeyer, Lacy

Olympian Dara Torres Sets Two World Masters Records
39 year-old Olympian Dara Torres recently set two World Masters swimming records during the Fort Lauderdale Annual Masters Challenge Swim Meet. Both records are the fastest ever swum by any female masters swimmer.

Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps in Compromising Photo Using a Pot Bong
A photo of Michael Phelps smoking from a marijuna pipe or pot bong appeared in the British tabloid News of the World on Sunday. The authenticty of the photo was not denied by Phelps. The photo was apparently taken while Phelps was visiting the University of South Carolina in November 2008, three months after the Olympics.

Olympic Swimmers of the Past - Where Are They Now?
What are former Olympic swimmers up to now? There have been many great swimming stars in the Olympics over the years - find out what your favorites have been doing since they achieved Olympic glory.

Opera Browser CEO Tetzchner's Bid to Swim The Atlantic Ocean is Over
Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Opera Software (makers of the Opera Browser) had planned to swim from Norway to the USA if enough people downloaded the new version of the Opera Web Browser. He tried, but due to an accident the attempt was stopped.

Orme, Annabelle - USA Synchronized Swimmer
Annabelle Orme, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team competion at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Peirsol, Aaron - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Aaron Peirsol

Penner, Jillian - USA Synchronized Swimmer Bio
Jillian Penner, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team and duet competions at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Petri, Heather "Petie" - Olympic Water Polo Player
Heather "Petie" Petri is an attacker for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Phelps, Michael - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Phelps, Michael

Polar Swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh Takes on Antarctica
Polar swimming sensation Lewis Gordon Pugh is set to tackle his toughest challenge yet - a series of three long distance swims in Antarctica in water temperatures expected to be close to freezing. Amongst other swims, Lewis Gordon Pugh was the first person to swim around North Cape in Norway, around the Cape of Good Hope, down a Norwegian fjord and across an African Great Lake. The Norwegian press often refer to him as the "Ice Bear."

Powers, Jeff - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Jeff Powers is a defender on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Probst, Kim - Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Bio
Kim Probst, USA Synchronized Swimmer, is in the team competion at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Pugh, Lewis Gordon - Long-distance swimming legend
Long-distance swimming legend Lewis Gordon Pugh was the first person to swim around North Cape, around the Cape of Good Hope, down a Norwegian fjord and across an African Great Lake.  However, he is perhaps most well known for his exploits in the Arctic.  In 2005 he became the first person to undertake a long distance swim near the North Pole.    

Q and A with Maritza Correia
Maritza Correia, 2003 NCAA Champion in the 50 and 100 freestyles, and a gold medalist from the freestyle relay at the 2003 World Championships, has added her answers some questions about swimming - and life - that could help other swimmers.

Q and A with Olympian Jeff Rouse
Swimmer Jeff Rouse, multiple Olympic Gold Medalist and Swimming World Record setter, took some time to answer some questions about swimming - and life - that could help other swimmers.

Q and A with Staciana Stitts, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist
Staciana Stitts, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer in the 400 Medley Relay, took some time to answer some questions about swimming - and life - that could help other swimmers.

Questions and Answers With Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres
Mom, Olympic Swimmer, and author (among many other things) Dara Torres took a few minutes to answer some questions about swimming, the Olympics, and her book, Age is Just a Number.

Schmitt, Allison - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Schmitt, Allison

Shanteau, Eric - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Shanteau, Eric

Silver, Emily - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Silver, Emily

Smit, Julia - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Smit, Julia

Smith, Jesse - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Jesse Smith is a defender on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Soni, Rebecca - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Soni, Rebecca

Spann Jr., Scott - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Spann Jr., Scott

Steffens, Jessica - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Jessica Steffens is a defender for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Stovall, Gil - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Stovall, Gil

Sutton, Chloe - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Chloe Sutton

Swimmer Jessica Long Selected as USOC 2006 Paralympian of the Year
Swimmer Jessica Long (Baltimore, Md.) has been selected as the 2006 U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Paralympian of the Year. Long’s distinction as Paralympian of the Year is the second time in three years that a swimmer has been recognized.

Swimmer Katie Hoff voted the 2005 United States Olympic Committee SportsWoman...
Olympian Katie Hoff is the eighth swimmer to be awarded the United States Olympic Committee SportsWoman of the Year honor. She joins the list that includes swimmers like Shirley Babashoff, Kathy Heddy, Tracy Caulkins, Cynthia Woodhead, Janet Evans, Amy Van Dyken, and Jenny Thompson.

Swimmers Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps 2007 USOC Honorees
Katie Hoff has been selected as the 2007 United States Olympic Committee (USOC) SportsWoman of the Year. Michael Phelps was selected for the 2007 Outstanding Performance of the Year Award.

Torres, Dara - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Torres, Dara

US Paralympic Swim Coach Jimi Flowers Killed During a Climbin…
Swim Coach Jimi Flowers is dead following a climbing accident near Aspen, CO. Jimi was most recently coaching with the US Paralympic team.

USA Swimming Names Ryan Lochte 2009 Athlete of the Year
After winning five medals, including four gold, at the 2009 FINA World Championships, two-time Olympian Ryan Lochte was named USA Swimming's 2009 Athlete of the Year at the U.S Aquatic Sports Banquet on Saturday. World Championship teammate Michael Phelps took the 2009 ConocoPhillips Performance of the Year Award for his dramatic win in the 100m butterfly at World Championships. In total, 16 awar…

van Norman, Moriah - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Moriah van Norman is a center for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Van Wisse, Tammy - Long-distance Swimmer Tammy Van Wisse
Tammy Van Wisse, from Victoria Australia, told me that she started swimming around the age of 11 because she was being teased for being overweight. Now she has swam the equivalent of 1 1/2 times around the world.

Vandenberg, Kim - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Vandenberg, Kim

Vanderkaay, Peter - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Vanderkaay, Peter

Varellas, Peter - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Peter Varellas is an attacker on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Vendt, Erik - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Vendt, Erik

Villa, Brenda - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Brenda Villa is an attacker for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Walters, Dave - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Walters, Dave

Warkentin, Mark - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Warkentin, Mark

Weber-Gale, Garrett - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Weber-Gale, Garrett

Wenger, Lauren - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Lauren Wenger is a defender for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Wildman-Tobriner, Ben - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Wildman-Tobriner, Ben

Windes, Elsie - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Elsie Windes is a defender for the 2008 US Olympic Water Polo Team.

Wright, Adam - USA Olympic Water Polo Team Player Bio
Adam Wright is an attacker on the 2008 USA Water Polo Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Young Woman & the Sea - How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel
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Ziegler, Kate - Olympic Swimmer for Team USA
Ziegler, Kate

Lewis Gordon Pugh Completes First Swim On Mount Everest
Lewis Gordon Pugh completed a 1km swim in icy cold 2 degree waters across a glacial lake adjacent to the Khumbu Glacier in a time of 22 minutes and 51 seconds on Sunday, 23 May 2010. The Pumori Lake is situated at an altitude of 5,300 metres. He undertook the record-breaking swim to draw attention to the melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas...

Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard on Workouts and Swimming
Amanda Beard. What do you think of when you hear her name? Amanda Beard - mother, Olympic swimmer, model, charity supporter, or motivational speaker? Sure, all of that! Amanda took some time out from her busy schedule to share a few swimming (and other) thoughts.

Dara Torres on Swimming, Health, and Fitness
Dara Torres, an Olympic swimmer in five different games, is also well known for her motivational speaking and work helping others realize that nothing needs to stand between themselves and their health and fitness goals. In 2010, Dara is taking some time away from swimming in 2010. She does a 45 minute aerobic workout, followed by an hour to an...

Ryan Lochte Named USA 2010 Swimming Swimmer of the Ye
Ryan Lochte was named USA Swimming's 2010 Swimmer of the Year at the annual U.S. Aquatic Sports Awards Banquet Saturday. The two-time Olympian won...

Swimming Stars Descend on Times Square - USA Swimming 2010 Golden Goggle Awards
The top swimmers in the USA, including Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin and Michael Phelps, headline the nominations for the 2010 USA Swimming Foundation Golden Goggle Awards which honor the top swimming performances of the 2010. This year's awards gala will take place November 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. This is the...

FINA Announces Top Aquatic Atheltes of 2010
FINA has anounced their list of Best Athletes of 2010 in all aquatic disciplines: Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water Swimming.

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