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A swimmer; either competitive sports or known for expertise

Susan Backlinie

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Jane Swindall
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 17 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jaws, 1941

Amanda Beard

Real/Birth Name:
Amanda Ray Beard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympics swimmer. Won seven Olympic medals from 1996-2004. Model for Speedo swimsuits.

Matt Biondi

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Nicholas Biondi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 20 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 7". Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Won Olympic Gold Medal 1988 5 times. Olympic Gold Medal 1992 twice. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1997. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1997. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Tracy Caulkins

Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Anne Caulkins
Also Known As:
Tracy Anne Stockwell
Tracy Caulkins-Stockwell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Now an American-Australian dual citizen. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1997. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1990. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame 1985. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1996. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1986. James E. Sullivan Award 1978.

Buster Crabbe

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Linden Crabbe
Also Known As:
Larry "Buster" Crabbe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Champion swimmer. Played role of Tarzan in movie Tarzan the Fearless and roles as Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Billy the Kid in multiple movies. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 1979. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Donna de Varona

Real/Birth Name:
Donna Elizabeth DeVarona
Also Known As:
Donna De Varona
Nickname(s):
Liz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Joanna Kerns by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Women's Hall of Fame 2003. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1987. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1969. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2003.

Janet Evans

Real/Birth Name:
Janet Beth Evans
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47, 21 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Seven world records, five Olympic medals, including four gold medals. International Swimming Hall of Fame 2001. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2001. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 2010. James E. Sullivan Award 1989. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame.

Steve Fossett

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Fossett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Millionaire adventurer. Swam the English Channel. First nonstop balloon flight around the world. First nonstop solo airplane flight around the world without refueling, March 3, 2005. Died in a plane crash, not found for over a year. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2007.

Missy Franklin

Real/Birth Name:
Melissa Jeanette Franklin
Nickname(s):
Missy the Missile
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height: 6 ft 1.5 in. Olympic games 2012 swimmer. World record holder in several events, including the 200m backstroke, at age 16. James E. Sullivan Award 2012.

Rowdy Gaines

Real/Birth Name:
Ambrose Gaines IV
Nickname(s):
Rowdy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1984 in swimming. Commentary on swimming events on TV. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1988. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1995. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1986.

Tammy Grimes

Real/Birth Name:
Tammy Lee Grimes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Christopher Plummer by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Tried for Olympic swimming team. Initially cast for TV series Bewitched but turned it down. Won Tony Award for Broadway musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown and comedy play Private Lives. Theater Hall of Fame 2002.

Misty Hyman

Real/Birth Name:
Misty Dawn Marie Hyman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

200-meter butterfly. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Duke Kahanamoku

Real/Birth Name:
Duke Paoa Kahinu Makoe Hulikohoa Kahanamoku
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hawaiian. Spread the surfing sport around the world. Olympic swimmer 1912, '20, '24. Silent movie Lord Jim (1925) and movie Mister Roberts. Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 1978. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984. Surfing Walk of Fame 1994. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965.

Katie Ledecky

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 0". Pictured on the cover of magazine National Geographic, July 2018 issue. Olympic Gold Medal 2012 800 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 100 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 200 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 400 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 800 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 4x200 m freestyle. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2017.

Pat McCormick

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Joan McCormick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Diver. Swimsuit model. Olympic Gold Medal 1952. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 springboard diving. Olympic Gold Medal 1952. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 platform diving. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1987. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1988. James E. Sullivan Award 1956.

Mary T. Meagher

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Terstegge Meagher
Also Known As:
Mary Terstegge Meagher Plant
Nickname(s):
T
Madam Butterfly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Mar. Olympic champion and former world record swimmer. In 1981 she bettered her own existing world records in the 100m and 200m butterfly, which stood as the respective World Records for 18 and 19 years. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2002. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1993. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2009. Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1992. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1993. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1993.

Debbie Meyer

Real/Birth Name:
Deborah Elizabeth Meyer
Also Known As:
Deborah Webber
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 35 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1968 three events. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1977. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1987. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 2004. James E. Sullivan Award 1968. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at 1801 L Street; ceremony: 31 August 2016.

John Naber

Real/Birth Name:
John Phillips Naber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 6".. Olympic Gold Medal 1976 100m backstroke. Olympic Gold Medal 1976 200m backstroke. Olympic Gold Medal 1976 4x100m medley. Olympic Gold Medal 1976 4x200m freestyle. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2012. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1989. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1982. James E. Sullivan Award 1977. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Diana Nyad

Real/Birth Name:
Diana Sneed
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First person to swim from Havana to Key West with no shark cage or swim fins. Radio program The Savvy Traveler. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2006. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1979. National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Michael Phelps

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Fred Phelps II
Nickname(s):
MP
The Baltimore Bullet
Flying Fish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 4". Whe most decorated Olympic athlete of all time with 22 medals. Holds the all-time records for gold medals (18), gold medals in individual events (11), Olympic Gold Medal wins in individual events for a male (13). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. He took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2008. James E. Sullivan Award 2003.

Don Schollander

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Arthur Schollander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 in 4 events. Olympic Gold Medal 1968 in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1986. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1964.

Mark Spitz

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic swimming champion, won 7 times Olympic Gold Medal 1972. He set 33 world swimming records. He is a motivational speaker. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1977. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982. James E. Sullivan Award 1971.

Hilary Swank

Real/Birth Name:
Hilary Ann Swank
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Chad Lowe by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Won two Oscars for her roles in the movies Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby. Movies The Gift, The Next Karate Kid, The Core, Dying to Belong Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 8 January 2007.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tauna Vandeweghe

Real/Birth Name:
Tauna Kay Vandeweghe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
daughter of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Kiki Vandeweghe by 1 year.
niece of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 1". 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, in the 100-meter backstroke.

Katherine Webb

Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Elizabeth Webb
Also Known As:
Katherine Elizabeth Webb-McCarron
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than AJ McCarron by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Miss Alabama USA 2012. TV series Splash as a diver.

Johnny Weissmuller

Real/Birth Name:
Janos Weiszmueller
Janos Weißmüller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lupe Vélez by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1924 five times. Movie Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1967. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Hermann August Wilhelm Katt
Nickname(s):
Willie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Barbara Hale, until he died.
Older than Barbara Hale by 6 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Murder in the Blue Room, Till the End of Time, West of the Pecos, Rio Lobo. TV show The Adventures of Kit Carson Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Esther Williams

Real/Birth Name:
Esther Jane Williams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Ben Gage by 6 years.
wife of
Fernando Lamas, until his earlier death.
Younger than Fernando Lamas by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Often in a swimming suit. Movies This Time for Keeps, Neptune's Daughter, Million Dollar Mermaid, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Dangerous When Wet. Commentator for synchronized swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1966. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Yanni

Real/Birth Name:
Yanni Chryssomallis
Also Known As:
John Yanni Christopher
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Greek-born pianist. Resides in Florida. Autobiographical book Yanni in Words. Accused of domestic violence.
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