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With 392 biographies, Swimmers are the 33rd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Physicians, Architects, and Explorers.

Pantheon has 500 people classified as swimmers born between 1872 and 2005. Of these 500, 425 (85.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living swimmers include Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, and Don Schollander. The most famous deceased swimmers include Johnny Weissmuller, Alfréd Hajós, and Gertrude Ederle. As of April 2022, 108 new swimmers have been added to Pantheon including Oleksandr Sydorenko, Jean Taris, and Helen Johns.

Living Swimmers

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Newly Added Swimmers (2022)

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Most swimmers were born in United States (138), Australia (36), and Russia (32). By city, the most common birth places were Budapest (16), Moscow (10), and Brisbane (9).The most common death places of swimmers were United States (33), Germany (6), and Australia (6). By city, these were Budapest (4), Honolulu (4), and Sydney (4).

The earliest biographies classified as swimmers in Pantheon are Frederick Lane, Alfréd Hajós, and John Arthur Jarvis.  The concentration of swimmers was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier swimmers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Swimmers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Swimmers since 1700.

Swimmers are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Basketball Players, Cyclists, and Tennis Players.