I’ve been digging through articles, videos, and social media to find out all about the hottest female swimmers in the world - from Olympic medalists, like Amanda Beard, to sexy synchronized swimmers, such as Bia and Branca Feres.
Besides their drop-dead gorgeous looks and toned and sexy figures, these competitive swimmers have exceptional swimming skills and career accomplishments.
In this list, I’m going to highlight 15 of the hottest female swimmers in the world. Let's go.
A Summary of the Key Findings
- Swimming is one of the most anticipated Olympic games, and it's also a sport pooled with gorgeous and sexy athletes.
- The 15 hottest swimmers on the list range from world champions to Olympic medalists and record-breakers/holders.
- These women got drop-dead gorgeous looks but also impressive swimming prowess and feats.
15 Hottest Female Swimmers
1. Stephanie Rice
One of the hottest women in the swimming sport is an Australian swimmer, Stephanie Rice. She's got the looks to kill for, but her career records are also insane.
Since 2006, she has scooped several medals at the World Championships, but it was in the 2008 Summer Olympics when she won three gold medals. Yes, three gold medals in just one Olympic game.
As if it's not enough, she also set three world records in all these events, including a 200m and 400m individual medley.
Rice received well-deserved recognitions, such as World Swimmer of the Year in 2009, and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2019.
2. Amanda Beard
Besides Amanda Beard's attractive looks, she's also blown away the swimming competitions, starting with a gold Olympic medal at age 14.
She's a seven-time Olympic medalist and former world record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke (long course).
She secured 21 medals overall from major international swimming competitions and received the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice for her achievements.
Besides her winning medals, Beard also is a model, host, and book author.
3. Flavia Delaroli
This 37 year-old Brazilian beauty, Flavia Delaroli, who has the looks to kill for, is a freestyle swimmer who represented Brazil in the Olympics twice in 2004 and 2008.
Delaroli is known as a national record-breaker where she finished a 50-meter freestyle Olympic pool in just 24.98 seconds.
The Brazilian swimmer won in the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championship Games. She also scooped several medals in the 2003 and 2007 Pan American Games.
4. Natalie Coughlin
Natalie Coughlin is a 39-year old American female swimmer who's got drop-dead gorgeous looks. But let's not stop there.
She also took the sports world by storm in the 2001 World Championships in the 100m backstrokes and in the 50m backstrokes.
“Daydreaming (during training) is a wasted opportunity. Focus in on everything you do, and that’ll keep you in the moment, get you through the training faster, and help you achieve your goals.”
- Natalie Coughlin, 12-time Olympic medallist
She also holds several historical feats:
- The first woman to finish a 100-meter backstroke in under one minute.
- In the 2008 Summer Olympics, the first US female swimmer to win six medals in one Olympiad.
- The first woman ever to win a 100 m backstroke gold in two back-to-back Olympics.
Coughlin won 12 Olympic medals overall.
5. Hanna-Maria Seppälä
This beautiful Finnish-born freestyle swimmer swept the world title in the 2003 World Aquatics Championship Games.
Her exceptional talent and determination brought her to dominate other world competitions.
Seppälä clinched a silver medal in 100m freestyle and a bronze medal in 4x100m medley at the 2008 and 2016 European Championship Competition.
Before she retired from her 19-year competitive sports career in 2016, she won 17 medals overall.
6. Kylie Masse
Kylie Masse is a 25-year old Canadian-born gorgeous swimmer who won the world championships in 2017 and 2019.
She's also a world record holder in 100m backstrokes with a time of 58.21 seconds.
She may be young, but she's already a four-time Olympic medalist, having won a bronze in the 2016 and another bronze and two silvers in 2020.
7. Keri-Anne Payne
Keri-Anne Payne is one of the top hottest female swimmers globally and one of the most competitive.
This African-born British open water swimmer won a silver medal in the first-ever 10km marathon swim at the 2008 Olympics.
Payne is also a double world championship holder.
She got a gold medal in 400m freestyle at the 2004 European Championships and another gold medal in the 10km race at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.
8. Chloe Sutton
Chloe Sutton is a two-time Olympia, 29 year-old American freestyle and long-distance swimmer.
She's one of the most beautiful women in the swimming sport, who swept her first international medal in the open water 10k event at the Pan Pacific Championships at age 14.
Sutton is also known as the first American who represented in the open water and pool swimming events.
Unfortunately, she was not able to win a medal in the Olympic sports.
9. Bia and Branca Feres
Next on our list are these Brazilian-born beauties and synchro swimmers, Bia and Branca Feres.
The Feres twins started practicing synchronized swimming at the age of 7.
Although they failed to make the team in the 2008, in the 2016 Summer Olympics, they finally made it to the Women's team synchro swimming.
The Feres twins don't have much success in their chosen sport, but they found success in modeling and acting.
They are even social media queens, having over a million followers on Instagram.
10. Haley Cope
Haley Cope has stunning looks and a sexy figure, absolutely deserving a place here on our list.
She is also a competitive athlete - a silver medalist and record-holder in the 50m backstrokes at the 2004 Summer Olympics and eight world championship medals.
Cope last competed in 2004 and now she has focused her life on her family and children.
11. Zsuzsanna Jakabos
Next to the stunningly gorgeous women, is the 32-year-old Hungarian swimmer who also has performed flawlessly in several Olympic games, including the recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.
Her greatest finish was sixth place in the 4200m freestyle relay in 2008 and 2016.
Zsuzsanna Jakabos is also a world champion who won ten medals from the European Championships.
With her slender figure and height of more than six feet, she can pull off modeling without a doubt.
12. Kristina Lum
Kristina is a famous synchronized swimmer who won two medals for the USA.
Lum also participated in the synchro swimming at the 2000 Olympics, with her best finish in 5th place.
Lum was inducted into the US Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame.
13. Charlene, Princess of Monaco
One of Europe's most loved royals, Charlene, Princess of Monaco, deserves to have a spot in our top 15 hottest female swimmers.
This blonde beauty is also a fearless athlete who won three gold medals for South Africa.
She competed in the 4×100m medley team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, with the best finish in 5th place. Charlene, Princess of Monaco, retired from her sports career in 2007.
14. Lilly King
The stunningly beautiful Olympiad Lily King from Indiana, United States, has an impressive record in swimming.
She won two gold medals in the 100 meter breaststroke and in the 4x100 medley relay in 2016.
She recently competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where she clinched two silvers and one bronze for three events.
15. Franziska van Almsick
Franziska van Almsick will close our list of the hottest female swimmers in the world.
This German swimmer remains stunningly beautiful at 43 and a world-renowned swimming legend who won her first Olympic medal at age 14. She clinched ten Olympic medals overall.
In 1994, she won the title of world champion and broke the eight-year record in the 200 meters freestyle, which stood until she beat it in 2002.
Final Thoughts on the Hottest Female Swimmers
This list of top 15 hottest female swimmers prove that, besides the physical health benefits of swimming, it is a great sport to get the body toned and in shape .
More than their beauty, their swimming expertise and accomplishments are equally stunning.
Although they seem to have a talent for swimming, we see that to become great at something, you must have determination and discipline.