Every other week Waterworks Aquatics has a rivalry. Your youngsters have a chance to challenge their peers, try to collect the headlines and beat their last time. From I.M. to freeform and breaststroke, youngsters learn the basics in a fun climate in our heated 25-yard pools. Many competitors train for a large number of days until one day they compete for the Olympics, which held like clockwork. There are a few different icons and legends to turn to, so we decided to order the ten top swimmers of all time.
1- Mark Spitz, conceived in 1950
Mark Andrew Spitz (nicknamed Mark The Shark) won seven gold decorations at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a feat surpassed only by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Olympics. Somewhere between 1968 and 1972, Spitz won nine Olympic golds in addition to silver and bronze, five Pan American golds, 31 American Amateur Athletic Union titles, and eight US National Collegiate Athletic Association titles. During these years he created 33 world bests. He named World Swimmer of the Year in 1969, 1971 and 1972.
2- Michael Phelps, conceived in 1985
Michael Fred Phelps (nicknamed The Baltimore Bullet) won 16 Olympic medals – six gold and two bronze in Athens in 2004 and eight gold in Beijing in 2008. This doubled his record eight decorations of any kind. in the lone Olympic Games achieved by Soviet gold medalist Alexander Dityatin at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. His five golds in individual events equaled Eric Heiden’s single-game record at the 1980 Winter Olympics, approached by Vitaly Scherbo at the Summer Games 1992. Phelps holds record for most gold decorations won in a single Olympics, his eight at the 2008 Beijing Games surpassing American swimmer Mark Spitz’s haul of seven golds in Munich in 1972.
Phelps’ Olympic decoration is second only to Soviet acrobat Larissa Latynina’s 18. He won three Olympic Games, including nine golds. Phelps’ world titles and record-breaking performances have earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award and the American Swimmer of the Year multiple times. He has won a total of 59 honors in major global competition, fifty gold, seven silver and two bronze at the Olympic Games, the World Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships.
3- Ian Thorpe, conceived in 1982
Ian James Thorpe (nicknamed Thorpedo and Thorpey) is a retired Australian freestyle swimmer. He won five Olympic gold medals, the most of any Australian, and at the 2001 World Swimming Championships he became the leading individual to win six gold decorations at a single World Championships. In total, Thorpe topped the list with eleven world championship golds, the second most of any swimmer. Thorpe, the main individual to named Swimming World’s Swimmer of the Year several times, and was the Australian Swimmer of the Year from 1999 to 2003. His sporting achievements made him one of Australia’s most famous competitors and seen as the Young Australian of the 2000s.
4- Aleksandr Popov, conceived in 1971
Aleksandr Vladimirovich Popov is a Russian swimmer who has won Olympic gold in the past and widely regarded as one of the best freestyle swimmers ever. He holds four gold and five silver awards at the Olympic Games, six gold, four silver and one bronze at the World Championships and a remarkable 21 gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the European Championships.
5- Pieter van cave Hoogenband, conceived in 1978
Pieter Cornelis Ruud Martijn van cave Hoogenband (nicknamed The Flying Dutchman and Hoogie) is a former Dutch swimmer and three-time Olympic champion. He began competing in the Olympics at the age of 18 and achieved three gold, 10 silver and four bronze Olympic decorations during his career.
6- Johnny Weissmuller, born 1904 â€“ died 1984
Johann Peter Weiãÿmã¼ller was an Austro-Hungarian-born American swimmer and entertainer. Weissmuller was one of the best swimmers in the world in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold decorations and one bronze award. He brought home 52 US national championships and set 67 world bests. After his swimming career, he became the 6th entertainer to portray Tarzan in films, a job he played in twelve films. Many different entertainers have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the most popular. Tarzan’s peculiar, ululating scream still used frequently in films.
7- Hackett Award, created in 1980
Award Hackett, a former Australian swimmer widely favored for winning the men’s 1500 meters freestyle 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. This achievement led him to be considered one of the best distance swimmers ever. Likewise, in Sydney, he collected a gold decoration for swimming in the warm 4ã — 200 m free relay. Respected everywhere for his adaptability, he holds the world record in the 1500m and previously in the 800m freestyle and second and fourth in the 400m and 200m freestyle respectively. He had swept the 1500m in the previous ten years, going unbeaten in the final from 1996 until the 2007 World Aquatics Championships. With four World Championship gold medals, he became the leading swimmer on the occasion to bring the big showdown on multiple occasions and claim a total of 10 World Championship gold decorations.
8- Krisztina Egerszegi, conceived 1974
Krisztina Egerszegi is a Hungarian swimmer who holds the previous world record and one of the best Hungarian Olympic heroines of the modern era. She is a three-time Olympian (1988, 1992 and 1996) and a five-time Olympic hero; and one of only two people to ever win a similar opportunity in swimming at 3 Summer Olympics.
9- Debbie Meyer, conceived in 1952
Deborah Elizabeth Meyer is a previous American swimmer who won the 200, 400 and 800 m swimming events at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. As a 16-year-old student at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California, she transformed into a primary swimmer to win three individual gold decorations in a single Olympics. Meyer is still the leading Olympian to have won three individual gold medals in freestyle swimming at a single Olympics, namely the 200, 400 and 800 meter freestyle. No swimmer has ever done it in any other distance combination.
10- Kristin Otto, conceived 1966
Kristin Otto is a German Olympic swimming hero. She is generally loved as leading lady who won six gold decorations at 1988 Seoul Olympics.” Otto was also leading lady who swam short course – 100m backstroke in less than a moment, And as such she proved herself in global short. course met at Indiana Universityâ in 1983.
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