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

Pantheon has 392 people classified as swimmers born between 1872 and 2002. Of these 392, 330 (84.18%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living swimmers include Mark Spitz, Michael Phelps, and Don Schollander. The most famous deceased swimmers include Johnny Weissmuller, Duke Kahanamoku, and Alfréd Hajós. As of October 2020, 71 new swimmers have been added to Pantheon including Erich Rademacher, John Arthur Jarvis, and Nida Senff.

Living Swimmers

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Deceased Swimmers

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Newly Added Swimmers (2020)

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Most swimmers were born in United States (116), Australia (31), and Germany (24). By city, the most common birth places were Budapest (12), Brisbane (8), and Moscow (7).The most common death places of swimmers were United States (28), Hungary (5), and Germany (4). By city, these were Honolulu (4), Budapest (4), and Sydney (2).

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.