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21 Hottest Male Swimmers (2022 Updated)

Jordan Smith
Published by Jordan Smith
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Last updated: May 6, 2022

As a personal trainer, I follow the progress of a lot of athletes, and I'm always particularly inspired by the achievements of swimmers because they are competing in a whole another medium - water.

During a recent debate we had at TotalShape, each member of our team came up with a completely different list of the hottest Olympic male swimmers.

We quickly figured out that we should also consider swimmers from the FINA world championships, the Commonwealth Games and European Championships.

So, we asked our readers and subscribers to send us their picks for hottest swimmers from the world stage to bypass our biases in creating this list.

Here's what that list looks like.

The Hottest Male Swimmers

21. Matt Grevers

Mat is another youngster on our list of hottest Olympic male swimmers who mainly competes in backstroke and freestyle events. At 6'7", he's the tallest of the male swimmers on this list, and that certainly makes him stand out from the rest.

And, of course, he has a great-looking face and ripped physique.

20. Camille Lacourt

Camille is another French swimmer who recently retired from competitive events.

The breaststroke specialist won three consecutive world championships in 2013, 2015, and 2017. But it's his magazine cover looks that have brought him just as much fame.

19. Alain Bernard

Yes, you've guessed it, we finally have a soft-spoken French swimmer who also happens to have had a lot of success at multiple Olympics. One thing our readers highlighted was that he seems to have the biggest shoulder muscles of all the male swimmers.

18. Jayden Hadler

And again, swimming fans seem to have a soft spot for the Aussie charm and accent. Jayden looks just as appealing in swim shorts as he does in a three-piece suit, and that smile is never far away. He might not be the most successful swimmer for medals, but those six-pack abs make up for it.

17. Cullen Jones

Cullen is an American freestyle sprint swimmer and gold medal winner. At 6'5", he's one of the tallest swimmers on Team USA, and that's what makes him stand out from every other athlete on his team.

And, of course, there's a great smile to go with that handsome face.

16. Cameron McEvoy

And we're back to Australia with Cameron, and there must be something about that country that makes them so good at turning out the hottest Olympic male swimmers.

He might not have the biggest medal accomplishments, but there's no doubt that he can turn heads when he's out of the water.

15. Mark Foster

Mark is an English swimmer who represented team GB in the Olympics and FINA World Championships.

His specialty was butterfly events, and that explains his very ripped chest muscles. He made so much of an impact on our British readers that even in his 50s, he still ranks high on this list.

14. César Cielo

César Cielo is our reader's top swimmer from Brazil, and he possibly has one of the biggest smiles, especially after receiving Olympic medals.

He is Brazil's most successful swimmer and world record holder for both 50 and 100-meter freestyle events. And with his physical size, there's no surprise why so many people voted for him.

13. Brendan Hansen

Back to some American Olympic swimmers, here is Brendan Hansen, who has won a total of six medals and also held the mens' 100 and 200-meter breaststroke world records. And then there are the countless medals from Pan Pacific and FINA World Championships to his name.

12. Christian Sprenger

Here's another Aussie for our list, and it's not just the accent that is appealing. He has a great smile and humor to go with it, and then there's that tall and ripped body.

Christian has specialized in breaststroke and managed to set several Australian and world records in his career.

11. James Magnussen

The name might sound Nordic, but this is one of the hottest Olympic male swimmers from Australia.

He also won gold medals at the 2011 and 2013 world championships and countless other medals at the Commonwealth Games. And you simply can't argue that this Aussie is anything but amazingly fit.

10. Conor Dwyer

Conor is one of the taller swimmers on this list, standing at 6'5" tall. He's now retired but won a gold medal in 2012 in the 4X200 meter event. The combination of his height and boyish face seems to be the perfect recipe for thousands of fans among our subscribers.

9. Danas Rapsys

Danas has only competed at one Olympics, but this man from Lithuania has set a few records in Europe for men's backstroke and freestyle over 200 meters. There's a bit of a bad-boy look about him, and that's what seems to be attracting a lot of social media followers.

8. Jason Lezak

Here's another one of the popular retired Olympic swimmers. Jason won Olympic gold four times and has a typical Californian look about him.

But that look comes with a ripped body and a competitive instinct that brought about a lot of success.

7. Jesse Puts

Jesse Puts is a Dutch swimmer and the first one on our list who hasn't made it to the Olympics yet. He is the 2016 world champion and loves freestyle events for the speed.

He'll likely continue to do well at the European Championships, just as his imposing physique will continue to turn heads.

6. Chad Le Clos

Here's our first Olympian from South Africa who is arguably one of the greatest butterfly swimmers of all time. Chad Le Clos is also still aiming for a world record and will continue to turn heads for many of his female fans. And the good news is that the 29-year-old is not married.

5. Ricky Berens

Ricky is another very popular man with our voters and has made it to the fifth spot on our list of hottest Olympic male swimmers. He had great success at the Olympic Games in 2012 and won gold for the team relay events.

4. Caeleb Dressel

Caeleb is from Florida and definitely has that surfer look about him. But the two-time Olympic gold medal winner has shown on many occasions that he's a true competitor [2]. Along with a completely ripped body, he also has some amazing tattoos that add to his image and appeal.

3. Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps doesn't require any introductions, and we're not surprised he's on our list of hottest Olympic male swimmers. He's the most successful member of the U.S. swim team and has won more gold medals than any athlete in history.

And to go with that, Michael Phelps has an amazing smile and charisma, as well as a strong commitment to charity [1].

“I think goals should never be easy. They should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” - Michael Phelps. 

2. Elijah Winnington

Elijah is an Australian swimmer who specializes in sprint freestyle events. He was part of a relay team that set a new world record at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. The blue-eyed Aussie also has plans to help young athletes in the future by starting his own sports management company.

1. Nathan Adrian

Top of our list of hottest Olympic male swimmers is Nathan Adrian, who is also a five-time Olympic gold medal winner. As one of the stars of Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics, he also won the hearts of millions of fans with his boyish looks and absolutely ripped upper body.

This is a well-deserved top spot.

Who's Your Favorite On This List Of Hot Male Swimmers?

I'm pretty certain that this list of hottest Olympic male swimmers will regularly change over the coming years. But there are some names that will probably remain unchallanged for a long time.

And if you dare imagining yourself with a similar physique as these men, then you have to make sure you implement a rigorous diet and strict workout routine.

There's no way around putting in years' of consistent effort, but one shortcut I can recommend is to use some natural high-quality fat burner. These supplements use proven natural ingredients  that help you better control your BMI and as I’ve found from my experience with clients, it can make quite a big difference in the medium term.

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