Michael Phelps is such an example in the history of swimming in Olympic games. Many facts apart from his records make Phelps one of the best swimmer in the world. Phelps have 39 world records (29 individual, 10 relay), Phelps has set more records than any other swimmer, surpassing Mark Spitz 's previous record of 33 world records (26 individual, 7 relay).
Inge is the sister of Olympic water polo player Matthijs de Bruijn. Swimming career. De Bruijn tried several sports before eventually specializing in swimming. De Bruijn debuted at the World Aquatics Championships in January 1991, winning a bronze medal with the 4×100 m relay team, with which she won the gold medal at the European LC Championships in August of that year.
Natalie Anne Coughlin Hall (born August 23, 1982) 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.
Leisel Marie Jones, OAM (born 30 August 1985) is an Australian former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medallist. A participant in the 2000 Summer Olympics – at just 15 years old – and 2004 Summer Olympics, she was part of gold-medal-winning Australian team in the women's 4×100-metre medley relay at the Athens Games in 2004 and a gold medalist for 100-meter breaststroke in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Ms. Hoff was then coached by Harold Baker at the Williamsburg Aquatic Club, continuing her swimming career. The name Ms. Katie Hoff is synonymous with a three-time Olympic medal winner and World Champion Swimmer. Ms. Hoff has held several American and World records during her career. Ms. Hoff had a special interest in individual medley (IM).
Van den Hoogenband won two more medals, both bronze, in the 50 m freestyle and the 4×200 m freestyle relay, in which he was the final swimmer. Van den Hoogenband was named Dutch sportsman of the year in 1999, 2000 and 2004, World Swimmer of the Year in 2000, and European Swimmer of the Year in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004.
Aleksandr Vladimirovich Popov, better known as Alexander Popov, is a Russian former swimmer. Widely considered the greatest sprint swimmer in history, Popov won gold in the 50-metre and 100 m freestyle at the 1992 Olympics and repeated the feat at the 1996 Olympics, and is the only male in Olympic games history to defend both titles. He held the world record in the 50 m for eight years, and the 100 m for six. In 2003, aged 31, he won 50 m and 100 m gold at the 2003 World Championships.