Who was the best swimmer ever?

What swimmer holds the most world records?

Caeleb Dressel holds the most world records in men’s swimming with nine (four individual and five relays). Sarah Sjöström holds the most world records in women’s swimming with six, all individual.

Do Olympians get paid?

Heading into Tokyo, our athletes are rewarded $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze, which is largely consistent with the 2016 Games in Rio.

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COUNTRY Australia
GOLD MEDAL $20,000
SILVER MEDAL $15,000
BRONZE MEDAL $10,000

Who for several years was considered the world’s greatest freestyle swimmer?

Duke Kahanamoku, in full Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku, (born August 26, 1890, near Waikiki, Hawaii [now in the United States]—died January 22, 1968, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.), Hawaiian surfer and swimmer who won three Olympic gold medals for the United States and who for several years was considered the …

Who has the most gold medals in swimming female?

Australian Emma McKeown not only won the most gold medals of any female swimmer, with her four total, but she also tied the record with seven medals overall by a female athlete, matching the mark of Ukrainian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskya from 1952.

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