Archive for the ‘Famous Swimmers’ Category

Michael Phelps- 8 Golds in 1 Olympic Game

Posted on December 5th, 2009 by admin

Michael Phelps is a world-champion swimmer who holds the record for most gold medals won in a single Olympic games. Phelps broke swimmer Mark Spitz’s 36-year-old record during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by winning eight golds, besting Spitz by one medal.

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Mark Spitz – 9 Time Olympic Gold Winner

Posted on November 11th, 2009 by admin

Mark Spitz, considered the swiftest swimmer of all time, made his big splash during the 1972 Olympics, becoming the first athlete to win seven gold medals in an Olympiad. His performances were even more remarkable considering world records were set in all seven events.

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Dawn Fraser

Posted on November 1st, 2009 by admin

Dawn Fraser is regarded as the greatest female swimmer in the world, being the first woman who swam the 100-meter event in less than a minute. When she was 12 years old, in 1952, a Sydney coach at one of the local baths spotted her. Dawn earned acclaim in 1955 when she broke currently held records in the freestyle events right up to 880 yds.

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Jennifer Beth Thompson

Posted on September 2nd, 2009 by admin

Jenny Thompson won 12 medals and eight gold medals, more than any woman in Olympic history. But all eight of her gold medals came in relays, and this immensely talented swimmer was frustrated in her attempt to win an individual Olympic gold medal.

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