Even though the majority of the population only follows swimming competitions during the Summer Olympics, star swimmers from around the world are constantly working on developing and maintaining their bodies, as well as their skills and speed in the water. Competitions are held all the time to determine which swimmers in the world are the best and most worthy of even making it to the Olympics, so these athletes have to work hard consistently and never lose focus.
If they can maintain a positive attitude, as well as their muscular strength and agility in the water, they’ll become the most popular swimmers in the world and will be invited to compete in the world’s most recognised swimming competitions, earning money, fame, and respect along the way.
Below is a list of some of the best swimmers in the world. These athletes are truly inspirational because they’ve spent years making themselves as talented and strong in the water as they are and, as a result, they inspire a whole new generation of swimmers that will follow in their footsteps.
No list of the best swimmers in the world would be complete without mentioning the American swimmer, Michael Phelps, who made a name for himself winning gold medal after gold medal at the Olympics. He’s tall, muscular, and incredibly fast in the water, making him an opponent that even the best swimmers want to avoid.
Sun Yang is a swimmer from China who is definitely one of the best swimmers in the world. He’s known for excelling at distance races in the pool, and is also known for how easy he makes the sport seem. His grace in the water makes it look so natural to spectators. He holds a World Record and gold medals from the Olympics.
Missy Franklin is a swimmer from the United States who has often been referred to as the female version of Michael Phelps. Once that comparison is made, even if you have never seen her swim before in person or on television, you know she must be good. Therefore, it’s no surprise that she’s ranked as one of the top swimmers on the planet. She received plenty of medals at the Olympics to prove herself and to prove that the comparison between herself and Phelps is not a false one at all.
Shiwen Ye from China is the Missy Franklin of China. She is earning more and more medals as she grows and improves as a swimmer and is becoming a truly formidable force in the world of swimming competitions, particularly in her home country of China.
You may find it difficult to pronounce Ranomi Kromwidjojo’s name at first, but once you see her in the water, you will certainly never forget her. She is considered one of the fastest female swimmers in the world and her future seems bright in the world of competitive swimming. Hailing from the Netherlands, her speed speaks for itself.