Swimming:Olympic Records

Swimming has been included in every Olympic Games since 1896

Olympic Records for the events on the programme are listed in this link

 

Most Gold Medals

23 Michael Phelps United States 2004–2016
9 Mark Spitz United States 1968–1972
8 Jenny Thompson United States 1992–2004
8 Matt Biondi United States 1984–1992
6 Kristin Otto East Germany 1988
6 Amy Van Dyken United States 1996–2000

6 Ryan Lochte United States 2004 -2016

5 Dana Vollmer USA 2004 – 2016

5 Nathan Adrian USA 2008 – 2016

5 Missy Franklin USA 2012 -2016

5 Katie Ledecky USA 2012 – 2016
5 Gary Hall, Jr. United States 1996–2004
5 Ian Thorpe Australia 2000–2004
5 Aaron Peirsol United States 2000–2008
5 Krisztina Egerszegi Hungary 1988–1996
5 Tom Jager United States 1984–1992
5 Don Schollander United States 1964–1968                                                                                     5

Phelps won a record 8 golds in 2008.

Most Gold Medals in Individual Events

13  Michael Phelps 2004-2016 (100m Butterfly and 200m Medley 2004-16, 200m Butterfly 2004,08,16 and 400m Medley 2004-08, 200m Freestyle 2008)

5 Krisztina Egerszegi (Hungary) 1988-1996 (200m Backstroke 1988-96,100m Backstroke 1992, 400m Medley 1992)

Phelps is the only swimmer to win the same event at four Olympics. Egerszegi is the only female swimmer to have won the same event at three Olympics, along with Dawn Fraser (Australia) who won the 100m freestyle in 1956,1960 and 1964

 

Most Medals

28 Michael Phelps United States 2004–2012   23 3 2 (23 gold,3 silver,2 bronze)

12 Jenny Thompson United States 1992–2008  8 3 1
12 Dara Torres United States 1984–2008   4 4 4
12 Natalie Coughlin United States 2004–2012  3 4 5
11 Mark Spitz United States 1968–1972    9 1 1
11 Matt Biondi United States 1984–1992   8 2 1
12 Ryan Lochte United States 2004–2012   6 3 This has been 3

SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING

It has been included in the Games since 1984 with different events included over that time.

Most Golds

5 Anastasiya Davydova (Russia) 2004 – 2012

5 Nataliya Ishchenko , Svetlana Romashina  (Russia) 2008 – 2016

4 Anastasiya Yermakova (Russia) 2004 – 2012

 

Most Medals

5 Davydova, Ishchenko, Romashina

5 Miya Tachibana and Miho Takeda (Japan) 1996 – 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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