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#30MostSwimfluential: Coach Peter Daland

Who was Peter Daland? Coached the University of Southern California for 35 years. Daland lead the Trojans to 17 Pac-10 titles, 17 National AAU Championships and 9 NCAA Team titles. Co-founder

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#30MostSwimfluential: Dara Torres

Who is Dara Torres? Torres is the first and only swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008). Torres has won 12

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#30MostSwimfluential: Michael Phelps

Who is Michael Phelps? Most decorated Olympian of all time, with 22 Olympic medals. Holds record for all time Olympic gold medals (18), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11),

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#30MostSwimfluential: Cullen Jones

Who is Cullen Jones? At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he swam the third leg of the epic 4x100m relay- helping break the world record and becoming only the second African

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#30MostSwimfluential: Janet Evans

Who is Janet Evans? One of the greatest female distance swimmers of all time, whose radical stroke and small frame set her on a path to earn four individual Olympic

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#30MostSwimfluential: Fran Crippen

Who is Fran Crippen? An American long distance swimmer whose tremendous career and tragic death has brought attention to the marathon swimming community. Started swimming at the age of 6,

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#30MostSwimfluential: Matt Biondi

Who is Matt Biondi? An 11-time Olympic medalist who competed in the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Games, winning eight gold, two silver, and one bronze medal in total. Did not start