Mark Spitz is one of the best ever mens swimmer. He won eleven Olympic gold medals. He did this through old fashioned physical training and natural abilities unlike contemporary swimmers like Micheal Phelps.
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Dood, Mark Spitz did win 11 gold medals, all together! Michael Phelps holds the record of 8 gold medals, Spitz did hold the record of 7, but Michael Phelps beat it, so Phelps is the best Swimmer ever.
PS. Michael Phelps holds more WR's than you can count, its not all about the golds either its also about WR's and times. Phelps demolished Spitz 100 fly
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Ian Thorpe is the Best swimmer ever and he shouldn't have retired so young!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best successful Olympic swimmer is Federica pellegrini, an Italian.
tDuke Blue Devils
Kentucky's (UK) 1996 team was by far the best team to ever play the game.
At present we can say he is the best swimmer.
Micheal Phelps is the worlds best swimmer. He won 8 olympic golds in Athens, and also this year, 2008, in Bejing. No one has ever won this many medals before, in history. Many agree that he is the worlds best swimmer! before phelps, grant hackett was the best. Yet if you think about it Mark Spitz was the best swimmer of all time. That's because he swam the Olymics with no goggles unlike anyone post 1976.
I do believe Micheal Phelps is the best swimmer at swimming event's in the world.
David Thompson hands down...check the stats
It depends on whether you are thinking of the best swimmer as the fastest swimmer or the best all-around swimmer. -The fastest 50m freestyle time is currently 23.97 by Libby Trickett. (October, 2008) -The best IM women swimmer is Stephanie Rice with a 2:08.45 in the 200m IM and a 4:29.43(?) in the 400m IM. (October, 2008)
i believe hes a top American swimmer
I think Rolandas Gimbutis (Lithuanian swimmer, 3 times olympian) is the tallest swimmer ever. He is 209 cm or 6'10". http://en.beijing2008.cn/news/sports/headlines/swimming/n214508381.shtml
I'd say ripjaws[ because he's the only swimmer].
In my opinion... yes
Tracy BeakerBill Hill
As of 2014 the best swimmer from Switzerland is Dominik Meichtry. He holds six national records and was voted athlete of the year.
Michael Phelp is world's best swimmer
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