Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

Usain Bolt the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a relay world record Jamaican team.

Rebecca Adlington 24 won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympic games in 2008

Rebecca Adlington says she would consider surgery to make her 'pretty'

Rebecca Adlington 24 won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympic games in 2008

I would swim every day if I could swim here.

I have chosen this picture because I am a competitive swimmer, and pools are basically my second home. I have swam since I can't possibly imagine life without swimming.

This underwater photograph shows U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps competing during the men's 200m butterfly swimming semifinal at the National Aquatics Center in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 12, 2008.

This underwater photograph shows U. swimmer Michael Phelps competing during the men's butterfly swimming semifinal at the National Aquatics Center in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh Olympic…

- 1972 - Swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh Olympic gold medal in the medley relay event at Munich, Germany. Spitz became the first Olympian to win seven gold medals.

"If you're enjoying yourself in your sport and enjoying the competition, you're going to get better."  -Eric Shanteau, an Olympic swimmer who was diagnosed with cancer less than two months before the Beijing Olympics.

"If you're enjoying yourself in your sport and enjoying the competition, you're going to get better." -Eric Shanteau, an Olympic swimmer who was diagnosed with cancer less than two months before the Beijing Olympics.

When USA Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones isn’t competing or training, he’s advocating for water safety. After nearly drowning at the age of five, Cullen overcame his fear of water to win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2009, Cullen and the USA Swimming Foundation launched its Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66. The Make a Splash Initiative is targeted towards children and aims to provide the lifesaving tools and training for every child in America to learn to swim.

When USA Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones isn’t competing or training, he’s advocating for water safety. After nearly drowning at the age of five, Cullen.

Michael Phelps wins eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics (2008) -- Not only can Baltimore claim the greatest baseball player of all time and the greatest quarterback, but Phelps is already the most prolific Olympic swimmer, and he's headed for the London Olympics this summer.

Pictures: 25 most memorable moments in Baltimore sports history

Michael Phelps wins eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics (2008) -- Not only can Baltimore claim the greatest baseball player of all time and the greatest quarterback, but Phelps is already the most prolific Olympic swimmer, and he's headed for the London Olympics this summer.

Dana Vollmer-all the women's olympic swimmers have the most ridiculous arm and back muscles I have ever seen

Dana Vollmer: Olympic Stud of the Day:

Dana Vollmer set the world record in the butterfly on night two in London. Vollmer finished in

Rebecca Adlington, Beijing Olympics 2008

Rebecca Adlington reveals the sacrifices behind her Olympic swimming triumph

Rebecca Adlington, Beijing Olympics 2008

Rebecca Soni  breaststrokers are just awesome.

Rebecca Soni in U.S. Olympic Team Trials -Swimming Day 5

Rebecca Soni swims en route to winning her semifinal heat of the 200 meter breaststroke during the U. Swimming Olympic Trials on July 2008 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

This Swimmer Beat His Hero At The Olympics Eight Years After They First Met

This Swimmer Beat His Hero At The Olympics Eight Years After They First Met

Eight years ago, aged just Joseph Schooling met Michael Phelps while he was training for the Beijing Olympics. Last night he beat Phelps to win Singapore's first-ever gold medal.

Olympic Swimmer Eric Shanteau: "I Love the Person I Am After Cancer"    Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/olympic-swimmer-eric-shanteau-i-love-the-person-i-am-after-cancer-2012247#ixzz226rPxRXz

Olympic Swimmer Eric Shanteau: "I Love the Person I Am After Cancer"

Eric Shanteau of the US Swimming Olympic team is also a testicular cancer survivor and a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy!

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