With 308 biographies, Swimmers are the 34th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Skiers, Architects, and Inventors.

Pantheon has 321 people classified as swimmers born between 1878 and 2000. Of these 321, 274 (85.36%) 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.

Living Swimmers

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Deceased Swimmers

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Most swimmers were born in United States (76), Australia (23), and Germany (17). By city, the most common birth places were Budapest (8), Brisbane (8), and Los Angeles (5).The most common death places of swimmers were United States (17), Hungary (3), and Mexico (1). By city, these were Honolulu (3), Budapest (3), and Sydney (2).

The earliest biographies classified as swimmers in Pantheon are Frederick Holman, Frederick Lane, and Alfréd Hajós.  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, Tennis Players, Basketball Players, and Cyclists.