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16 Persons in the International Swimming Hall of Fame:

Billy Rose

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Samuel Rosenberg
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Fanny Brice by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 11".
Movies:Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Theater Hall of Fame.
As a pioneer and contributor, International Swimming Hall of Fame 1995.

Buster Crabbe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Linden Crabbe
Also Known As:
Larry "Buster" Crabbe
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:in movie:and roles as:in multiple movies.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Debbie Meyer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Deborah Elizabeth Meyer
Also Known As:
Deborah Webber
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1968 three events.
National High School Hall of Fame 2004.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1977.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Diana Nyad

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Diana Sneed
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
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:International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1979.
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Donna de Varona

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Donna Elizabeth DeVarona
Also Known As:
Donna De Varona
Nickname(s):
Liz
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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.

Duke Kahanamoku

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Duke Paoa Kahinu Makoe Hulikohoa Kahanamoku
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:and movie:Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984.
Surfing Walk of Fame 1994.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965.

Esther Williams

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Esther Jane Williams
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: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.

Greg Louganis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Efthimios Louganis
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1984 and Olympic Gold Medal 1988 on both the springboard and platform.
Movie:Breitbard Hall of Fame 2010.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1993.
National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Janet Evans

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Janet Beth Evans
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
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.
National High School Hall of Fame 2010.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Sports fame.

Johnny Weissmuller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Janos Weiszmueller
Janos Weißmüller
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: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.

Mark Spitz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
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.

Mary T. Meagher

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Terstegge Meagher
Also Known As:
Mary Terstegge Meagher Plant
Nickname(s):
T
Madam Butterfly
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 10 days before her 53rd birthday
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.

Matt Biondi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Nicholas Biondi
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 9 days after his 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.

Micki King

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maxine Joyce King
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Competitive diver and diving coach. Olympic gold medal winner at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the three meter springboard event. Retired from the US Air Force with the rank of colonel.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1978.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1986.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1992.

Rowdy Gaines

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ambrose Gaines IV
Nickname(s):
Rowdy
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
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.

Sammy Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Lee
Also Known As:
Dr. Sammy Lee
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first Asian-American to win Olympic Gold Medal 1948 as a diver. Won again, the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving, Olympic Gold Medal 1952. Of Korean ancestry. Became a doctor, served in the army in the Korean War. Coached divers at Olympic games.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1968.
Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Sports fame; ceremony: 26 May 2009.
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