On This Day

Swimming in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 208

  • 1988-09-22 American swimmer Matt Biondi wins the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 48.63 at the Seoul Games; beats countryman Chris Jacobs & Stéphan Caron of France
  • 1988-09-23 East German swimmer Uwe Dassler sets world record 3:46.95 to win 400m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; edges Australian Duncan Armstrong by 0.2s
  • 1988-09-24 Swimmer Silke Hörner wins her second gold medal of the Seoul Olympics as part of the victorious East German 4 x 100m medley relay team
  • 1988-09-24 West German swimmer Michael Gross wins 200m butterfly in Olympic record 1:56.94 at the Seoul Games; third career gold medal
  • 1988-09-24 American swimmer Matt Biondi sets world record 22.14 to win the 50m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; his 4th of 5 gold medals for the Games
  • 1988-09-25 East German swimmer Kristin Otto swims Olympic record 25.49 to win the 50m freestyle gold at the Seoul Olympics; her 6th gold medal of the Games
  • 1988-09-25 Super swimmer Matt Biondi wins his 5th gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious American 4 x 100m medley relay team
  • 1988-09-25 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi wins the 200m individual medley gold medal at the Seoul Olympics in world record 2:00.17; wraps up medley double at the Games
  • 1988-10-01 Canadian synchronised swimmer Carolyn Waldo teams with Michelle Cameron to win the duet gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; wraps up double having won individual title
  • 1989-08-15 Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
  • 1989-12-30 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
  • 1990-02-04 Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
  • 1990-03-24 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
  • 1991-01-04 12 year old Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia; youngest world champion in the history of any aquatic event
  • 1991-01-08 Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
  • 1991-01-12 Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
  • 1991-04-10 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
  • 1991-08-13 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • 1991-08-20 Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)
  • 1991-08-22 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • 1991-08-25 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • 1991-11-23 Martín López-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
  • 1992-02-02 Australian Kieren Perkins swims 1,500m freestyle short course world record, 14:32.40 at AIS, Canberra, Australia
  • 1992-02-09 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)
  • 1992-02-14 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
  • 1992-03-02 American swimmer Anita Hall breaks the 200m breaststroke world record twice in the one day at the US Swimming championships in Indianapolis; wins final in 2:25.35
  • 1992-03-07 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
  • 1992-07-27 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • 1992-07-29 Yevgeni Sadovyi of the Unified Team swims world 400m record (3:45.00) to wrap up 200-400m freestyle double at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-07-31 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)
  • 1992-07-31 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold
  • 1992-11-21 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
  • 1992-11-21 Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
  • 1992-11-21 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)
  • 1992-11-22 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
  • 1993-01-09 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100m free style (53.33)
  • 1993-02-10 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
  • 1993-02-16 Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • 1993-02-17 Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
  • 1993-04-12 American Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec) at Sheffield, England
  • 1993-07-21 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
  • 1994-01-01 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
  • 1994-01-05 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • 1994-03-22 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • 1994-06-18 Aleksander Popov swims world record 100m free style (48.21 sec)
  • 1994-08-24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
  • 1994-08-24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
  • 1994-09-04 Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy; becomes first female to win back-to-back world titles in the event
  • 1994-09-05 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)
  • 1994-09-06 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)
  • 1994-09-07 Jingyi Le, Ying Shan, Ying Le and Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)
  • 1995-02-11 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
  • 1995-02-11 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
  • 1995-02-12 Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
  • 1996-03-18 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96
  • 1998-01-15 Australian schoolboy Ian Thorpe becomes youngest ever male to become a world swimming champion when he wins 400m freestyle aged 15 years, 3 months in Perth; also wins event at 2001 & 2003 World Championships

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2001-03-30 At 15 years, 9 months American swimmer Michael Phelps breaks 200m butterfly world record at the US World Championship trials at Austin, Texas; becomes youngest male to set a world mark

  • 2004-03-31 Australian swimmer Lisbeth Lenton breaks Inge de Bruijn's 4-year old 100m freestyle women's world record in 53.66s at the Australian Olympic trials in Sydney
  • 2004-08-16 Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe wins the men's 200m freestyle in Olympic record 1:44.71, giving him the 200/400m freestyle double at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-08-18 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima wraps up the 100/200m breaststroke double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 200m in 2:09.44, an Olympic record
  • 2004-08-18 Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal in 48.17 ahead of Roland Schoeman of South Africa at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-08-19 American swimmer Michael Phelps wraps up the 200/400m individual medley double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 200m (1:57.14 OR) ahead of teammate Ryan Lochte
  • 2004-08-19 American swimmer Aaron Peirsol wins the men's 200m backstroke in Olympic record 1:54.95, giving him the 100/200m backstroke double at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-08-19 Australian swimmer Jodie Henry records 53.84 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal ahead of Dutch star Inge de Bruijn at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-08-20 American swimmer Michael Phelps wraps up the 100/200m butterfly double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 100m (51.25 OR) ahead of teammate Ian Croker
  • 2004-08-21 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 6th gold medal of the Athens Olympics even though he doesn't swim the final of men's 4 x 100m medley relay; US wins in world record 3:30.68
  • 2007-04-01 American super swimmer Michael Phelps smashes his own world record in the 400m individual medley (4:06.22) to win his record 7th gold medal at the World Championships in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008-03-22 French Swimmer Alain Bernard sets world record of 47.50 for 100m freestyle long course after winning the European LC Championships 2008
  • 2008-08-10 American super-star swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 400m individual medley at the Beijing Olympics in world record 4:03.84
  • 2008-08-11 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima repeats 1st leg of his Athens Olympics 100/200m breaststroke double at the Beijing Games winning the 100m in world record 58.91; goes on to win 200m event
  • 2008-08-12 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 3rd of 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics when he takes the 200m freestyle in world record 1:42.96
  • 2008-08-12 An American 1-2 in the 100m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics with Aaron Peirsol swimming a world record 52.54 to beat teammate Matt Grevers
  • 2008-08-12 American swimmer Natalie Coughlin becomes the first to successfully defend the gold medal in the women's 100 m backstroke when she wins event at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-13 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins 3 gold medals, all in world record time, in the one day at the Beijing Olympics; 200m I/M (1:54.23), 200m butterfly (1.52.03) and 4 x 200m freestyle relay (6:58.56)
  • 2008-08-13 Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice wraps up the medley double at the Beijing Olympics when she swims world record 2:08.45 to win the 200m I/M gold medal
  • 2008-08-13 Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini sets new world record 1:54.82 to claim 200m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; runner-up Sara Isaković is Slovenia's first Olympic swim medal winner
  • 2008-08-14 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima repeats his Athens Olympics 100/200m breaststroke double at the Beijing Games winning the 200m in Olympic record 2:07.64
  • 2008-08-14 Australian women's 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt, Kylie Palmer & Linda Mackenzie swims world record 7:44.31 to beat China and take the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-14 A popular Chinese 1-2 in the 200m butterfly at the Beijing Olympics with Liu Zige swimming world record 2:04.18 to beat teammate Jiao Liuyang
  • 2008-08-14 French swimmer Alain Bernard wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics beating Eamon O'Sullivan of Australia by 0.11
  • 2008-08-15 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats Australian Libby Trickett by 0.04 to win the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-15 American breaststroker Rebecca Soni avenges her defeat to Leisel Jones of Australia in the 100m when she swims world record 2:20.22 to beat Jones in 200m at the Beijing Olympics

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008-08-15 An American 1-2 in the 200m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics with Ryan Lochte swimming a world record 1:53.94 to beat teammate Aaron Peirsol

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
Ryan Lochte
  • 2008-08-16 British swimmer Rebecca Adlington wraps up the 400/800m freestyle double at the Beijing Olympics with a world record 8:14.10 in the 800
  • 2008-08-16 American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 7th of 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics when he takes the 100m butterfly in Olympic record 50.58; beats Milorad Čavić of Serbia by 0.01
  • 2008-08-16 César Cielo Filho wins the men's 50m freestyle in 21.30 in Beijing, Brazil's first ever swimming Olympic gold medal
  • 2008-08-17 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats American Dara Torres by 0.01 in the 50m to wrap up the 50/100m double at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-20 Russian long-distance swimmer Larisa Ilchenko wins inaugural women's open water marathon (10k) in 1:59:27.7 at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-21 Dutch swimmer and cancer survivor Maarten van der Weijden wins inaugural men's open water marathon (10k) in 1:51:51.6 at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2009-08-02 Michael Phelps ends the World Swimming Championships in Rome with his 5th gold medal as part of the US 4x100m medley relay team that recorded the 43rd world record of the controversial meet
  • 2012-08-02 American swimmer Michael Phelps wins an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 200m individual medley in 1:54.27 at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-02 American swimmer Rebecca Soni becomes first woman to win the 200m breaststroke twice with a world record 2:19.59 at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-03 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17
  • 2016-08-06 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú sets world record 4:26.36 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-07 British swimmer Adam Peaty records a world record 57.13 to win the gold medal in the men's 100m breaststroke at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2016-08-07 American swimmer Katie Ledecky sets a new world record with a time of 3:56.46 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky
  • 2016-08-08 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins the women's 100m backstroke gold medal in a time of 58.45; her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
  • 2016-08-09 American swimmer Michael Phelps swims 1:53.36 to win the men's 200m butterfly gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beats Japan's Masato Sakai by 0.04 for his 20th Olympic gold medal
  • 2016-08-09 American swimmer Katie Ledecky wins her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 1:53.73 in the women's 200m freestyle ahead of Sarah Sjöström of Sweden and Australian Emma McKeon
  • 2016-08-11 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins men's 200m individual medley in 1:54.66 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 3rd athlete and 1st swimmer to win 4 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 357

  • 1954-06-15 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (Olympic Gold 1972), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1954-09-06 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981) (d. 2014)
  • 1954-10-01 Martin Strel, Slovenian long distance swimmer (Danube, Mississippi, Yangtze, Amazon River records), born in Mokronog, Slovenia
  • 1955-01-24 James Montgomery, American swimmer (1976 Olympics 3 golds), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1955-04-15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Dutch 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1956-01-20 John Phillips Naber, American swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1956-04-21 Rick DeMont, American 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
  • 1956-10-16 Melissa Belote, American 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956-11-23 Shane Gould, Australian freestyle swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1957-01-02 Lynne Cox, American long-distance open-water swimmer known for easing Cold War tensions by swimming from the US to the Soviet Union in 1987, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1957-01-31 Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76), born in Whittier, California
  • 1957-02-26 Keena Rothhammer, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1957-05-08 Deana Deardruff, American 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1957-05-27 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1976)
  • 1957-05-27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • 1957-08-20 Cindy Nicholas, Canadian swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1958-06-16 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • 1958-10-25 Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76), born in Plauen, East Germany
  • 1959-02-17 Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, American 100m swimmer (3 Olympic golds 1984) and television commentator, born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • 1959-04-02 Brian Goodell, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m WR 3:51.93, 1500m WR 15:02.40 1976), born in Stockton, California
  • 1960-03-08 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • 1960-03-10 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
  • 1961-02-20 Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1984)
  • 1961-05-27 Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976, 84, 88)
  • 1962-04-17 Nancy Hogshead, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962-11-01 Sharron Davies, British swimmer and broadcaster (Olympic silver 400m medley 1980; BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon
  • 1962-12-11 Kim Linehan, American swimmer (1979 1500m World record), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1963-01-01 Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1980; WR 1979 2:28.36), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1963-01-11 Petra Schneider, East German swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 400m medley Moscow), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1963-01-11 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • 1963-02-04 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-84, 88)
  • 1963-02-16 Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer
  • 1963-07-19 Sandor Wladar, Hungarian 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1963-09-27 Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1963-10-10 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer (1984 Olympics), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1963-11-02 Ines Diers, German swimmer (GDR Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m relay 1980), born in Rochlitz, Sachsen, Germany
  • 1964-02-07 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, swimmer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Riverside, California
  • 1964-06-17 Michael Gross, German swimmer (3 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1964-10-04 Matthew Cetlinski, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x200m freestyle relay 1988), born in Fort Worth, Florida
  • 1964-10-06 Tom Jager, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92; 50m freestyle world record x 6), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1964-10-27 Mary T. Meagher, American swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 100/200m butterfly, 4x100m medley 1984; WR 100/200m butterfly 1981), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964-12-05 Pablo Morales, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic 3 gold/2 silver-1984, 92), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965-02-19 Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
  • 1965-09-12 Silke Hörner, German breaststroke swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • 1965-10-08 Matt Biondi, American swimmer (8 Olympic gold-84, 88, 92), born in Moraga, California
  • 1965-11-15 Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
  • 1966-01-15 Betsy Mitchell, American 100m backstroke swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1966-02-07 Kristin Otto, German swimmer (6 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • 1966-03-03 Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
  • 1966-06-11 Tiffany Cohen, American swimmer (2 Olympic golds 1984), born in Culver City, California
  • 1966-07-20 Tracey Mcfarlane, US breaststroke swimmer (US record 100m)
  • 1966-08-24 Jon Sieben, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1984), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1967-01-22 Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle), born in Walsall, England
  • 1967-02-11 Uwe Daßler, German swimmer, born in Ebersbach, Görlitz
  • 1967-04-15 Dara Torres, American swimmer, winner of 12 Olympic medals (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1967-04-25 Angel Martino, American 50m/100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold/2 br-92, 96), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1967-06-03 Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer (4 Olympic gold 200/400m medley 1988, 92), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1967-11-25 Anthony Nesty, Suriname swimmer (Suriname's 1st Olympic gold medal 100m butterfly 1988), born in Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1968-04-07 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m freestyle 1988), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1968-07-02 Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m backstroke 1992), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-07-12 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • 1968-11-18 Mel Stewart, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1968-12-01 Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer (4 x Olympic silver 200m, 1 x bronze 400m 1988-96), born in Motala, Sweden
  • 1968-12-04 Mike Barrowman, American swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992, World C'ship gold 1991), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • 1969-01-28 Giorgio Lamberti, Italian free style swimmer (world record 200m)
  • 1969-03-18 Sheila Taormina, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1969-04-23 Martín López-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969-05-07 Melanie Valerio, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 1996), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1969-05-19 David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1969-06-26 Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer, born in Messancy, Belgium
  • 1969-11-14 Mark Henderson, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley 1996; World C'ship gold 1991, 94), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-12-05 Lewis Gordon Pugh, English-South African swimmer, polar explorer and motivational speaker, born in Plymouth, England
  • 1970-01-29 Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer, born in Schwedt an der Oder, Germany
  • 1970-02-06 Jeff Rouse, American 50m/100m backstroke swimmer (Olymp-gold/silver-92, 96), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 1970-03-24 Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • 1970-04-06 Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
  • 1970-04-18 Heike Friedrich, East German swimmer (world record 200m), born in Karl-Marx-Stadt, Sachsen
  • 1970-08-07 Eric Namesnik, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1970-12-06 Isabelle Arnould, Belgian swimmer, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1970-12-19 Jon Cleveland, Canadian 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Fresno, California
  • 1971-03-19 Whitney Hedgepeth, American swimmer - 100m/200m backstroke (2 Olympic silver medals 1996), born in Charlottesville, Virgina
  • 1971-03-28 Damien Marsh, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (World Championship, 1995 -Silver medal), born in Goondiwindi, Queensland
  • 1971-04-21 Samantha Druce, British swimmer, youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • 1971-06-26 Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971-08-28 Janet Evans, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 800m, 400m medley 1988; 800m 1992; WR 400m, 800m, 1,500m), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1971-09-03 Glen Housman, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1971-09-22 Ian Van Der Wal, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • 1971-11-16 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • 1972-01-23 Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1972-02-09 Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)
  • 1972-05-13 Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
  • 1972-09-01 Josh Davis, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1972-09-18 Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer (Olympics 1988, silver), born in Ostend, Belgium
  • 1972-10-10 Marianne Limpert, Canadian 200m relay swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Matagami, Quebec
  • 1972-10-13 Summer Sanders, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Roseville, California
  • 1972-10-27 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972-11-08 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1973-01-19 Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer (Olympic gold 200fre/400fre/4x200m 1992), born in Volzhsky, Russia
  • 1973-02-15 Amy Van Dyken, US 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 2 g-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1973-02-26 Jenny Thompson, American 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts

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