Freestyle swimmers

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  1. Michael Phelps
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    Michael Phelps

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    Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four golds and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row.


  2. Franziska van Almsick
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    Franziska van Almsick

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    Franziska van Almsick (born 5 April 1978 in Berlin, East Berlin) is a German swimmer. She won her first Olympic medals in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games aged fourteen.


  3. Stephanie Rice
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    Stephanie Rice

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    Stephanie Louise Rice, OAM (born 17 June 1988) is an Australian competitive swimmer. She won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2009.


  4. Ryan Lochte
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    Ryan Lochte

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    Ryan Steven Lochte (/ˈlɒkti/, LOCK-tee; born August 3, 1984) is an American competitive swimmer and an 11-time Olympic medalist (five gold, three silver, three bronze). His seven individual Olympic medals rank near the top in men's swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley (long and short course), and the 400-meter individual medley (short course).


  5. Dara Torres
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    Dara Torres

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    Dara Grace Torres (born April 15, 1967) is an American former competition swimmer who is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events. Torres is the first and only swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), and, at age 41, was the oldest swimmer ever to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic team. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed in the 50-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and won silver medals in all three events.


  6. Laure Manaudou
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    Laure Manaudou

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    Laure Manaudou (born 9 October 1986) is a retired French 2004 Olympic, world and European champion swimmer. She has held the world record in freestyle events between 200 and 1500 meter. She is the daughter of a French father and a Dutch mother, and she is the older sister of Florent Manaudou who is also an Olympic gold medalist swimmer.


  7. Hanna-Maria Seppälä
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    Hanna-Maria Seppälä

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    Hanna-Maria Seppälä (born 13 December 1984 in Kerava) is a freestyle swimmer from Finland, who won the world title in the 100 m freestyle at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.


  8. Natalie Coughlin
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    Natalie Coughlin

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    Natalie Coughlin Hall (born August 23, 1982), née Natalie Anne Coughlin, is an American competition swimmer and twelve-time Olympic medalist. While attending the University of California, Berkeley, she became the first woman ever to swim the 100-meter backstroke (long course) in less than one minute—ten days before her 20th birthday in 2002. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she became the first U.S. female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympiad, and the first woman ever to win a 100-meter backstroke gold in two consecutive Olympics. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she earned a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Her total of twelve Olympic medals ties her with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for the most all-time medals by a female swimmer.


  9. Seanna Mitchell
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    Seanna Mitchell

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    Seanna Mitchell (born July 2, 1988 in Montreal, Quebec) is a female swimmer from Canada, who mostly competes in the freestyle events. She claimed a silver medal (4x100m freestyle) at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


  10. César Cielo
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    César Cielo

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    César Cielo Filho (born 10 January 1987) is a Brazilian competitive swimmer who specializes in sprint events. He is the most successful Brazilian swimmer in history, having obtained three Olympic medals, winning six individual World Championship gold medals and breaking two world records.


  11. Missy Franklin
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    Missy Franklin

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    Melissa Jeanette Franklin (born May 10, 1995) is an American competition swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke (long course) and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke (long course). As a member of the U.S. national swim team, she also holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay (short course and long course).


  12. Nathan Adrian
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    Nathan Adrian

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    Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian (born December 7, 1988) is an American competitive swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the long course 50-meter and short course 50- and 100-yard freestyle events.


  13. Inge de Bruijn
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    Inge de Bruijn

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    Inge de Bruijn (born 24 August 1973) is a Dutch former competitive swimmer. She is a four-time Olympic champion and a former world record-holder.


  14. Britta Steffen
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    Britta Steffen

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    Britta Steffen (born 16 November 1983) is a German competitive swimmer who specializes in freestyle sprint events. She is the current holder of the world record in women's 50- and 100-metre freestyle events.


  15. Alexis Jordan
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    Alexis Jordan

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    Alexis Jordan is a National-Record-holding swimmer from Barbados. She swam for Barbados at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, 2005 World Championships, and CARIFTA and CCCAN Championships.


  16. Tae-Hwan Park
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    Tae-Hwan Park

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    Park Tae-hwan (born September 27, 1989) is a South Korean competitive swimmer who is an Olympic gold medalist and world champion. He has four Olympic medals, two world titles, and 20 Asian Games medals. He won a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle and a silver in the 200-meter freestyle events at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He also won two silver medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle. He is the first Asian swimmer to claim a gold medal in the men's 400-meter freestyle, and the first Korean to win an Olympic medal in swimming. He is known for his impressive range and versatility, as he is able to compete at international level in 100-, 200-, 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle. He is the first swimmer to swim under 49 seconds in 100-meter freestyle and under 15 minutes in 1,500-meter freestyle. He remained as the only person to have such impressive range until Sun Yang joined the club in 2013. He was hit by a steroid scandal as prosecutors confirmed on January 27, 2015 that he tested positive in a doping test because he took Nebido, a relatively new anabolic steroid.


  17. Frédéric Bousquet
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    Frédéric Bousquet

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    Frédérick Bousquet (born 8 April 1981 in Perpignan) is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer from France. He was the holder of the world record in the 50 m freestyle in a time of 20.94 in long course, set on 26 April 2009 at the final of the French Championships. Since the record was swum in a banned, performance enhancing suit it remained in limbo whether the record stood until FINA approved it in July following a modification of his suit. He is the first swimmer to go under the 21-second mark on the distance. He previously held the record in the 50 m short course in a time of 21.10, set in 2004 at the Men's NCAA Division One Swimming and Diving Championships, for over two years. At the 2009 World Championships in Rome Bousquet competed in the 50 and 100 free, capturing a silver in the 50 and bronze in the 100. Bousquet didn't make the qualifiers for the 2012 Olympics but his ex-partner Laure Manaudou & his brother-in-law Florent Manaudou did.


  18. Chloe Sutton
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    Chloe Sutton

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    Chloe Elizabeth Sutton (born February 3, 1992) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in freestyle and long-distance events. Sutton represented the United States at two consecutive Olympic Games. Sutton has won a total of five medals in major international competition, three gold, one silver, and one bronze spanning the Open Water Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, and Pan American Games. She was a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team, and competed in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


  19. Eamon Sullivan
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    Eamon Sullivan

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    Eamon Wade Sullivan (born 30 August 1985) is an Australian former sprint swimmer, three-time Olympic medallist, and former world record-holder in two events.


  20. Ashley Tappin
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    Ashley Tappin

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    Ashley Tara Tappin (born December 18, 1974), later known by her married name Ashley Doussan, is an American former competition swimmer and three-time Olympic champion.


  21. Coralie Balmy
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    Coralie Balmy

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    Coralie Balmy (born 8 June 1987) is a French freestyle swimmer. She won her first senior title at the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven in the 4×200 relay freestyle. At the same Championships she won the silver medal in the 400 m freestyle with the time of 4:04.15, all-time fourth fastest behind Federica Pellegrini's world record. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she finished fourth in the 400 m freestyle final. On December 6, 2008 she set the world record for the 200 m freestyle (short course) at the French National Championships in Angers, France in a time of 1:53.16. In the 2012 Summer Olympics her 4 × 200 m freestyle team won the bronze medal in a time of 7:47.49. The split times: Camille Muffat (1:55.51); Charlotte Bonnet (1:57.78); Ophélie-Cyrielle Étienne (1:58.05); Coralie Balmy (1:56.15).


  22. James Magnussen
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    James Magnussen

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    James Magnussen (born 11 April 1991) is an Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist. He is the current 100-metre freestyle world champion, and holds the fourth fastest swim in history in the 100-metre freestyle with a time of 47.10, which also stands as the fastest swim in textile swimwear material.


  23. Katie Hoff
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    Katie Hoff

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    Kathryn Elise Hoff (born June 3, 1989) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. Hoff was known for her success in the 200- and 400-meter individual medley, though she was a very capable swimmer in many events, ranging from the four 200-meter events to the 800-meter freestyle. She represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics, in which she captured a silver and two bronze medals.


  24. Jenny Thompson
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    Jenny Thompson

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    Jennifer Elisabeth Thompson (born February 26, 1973), later known by her married name Jenny Cumpelik, is an American former competition swimmer, and one of the most decorated Olympians in history, winning twelve medals, including eight gold medals, in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics.


  25. Allison Schmitt
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    Allison Schmitt

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    Allison Rodgers Schmitt (born June 7, 1990) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in freestyle events, and is a six-time Olympic medalist.


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