Winter, spring or fall—it's never a bad time to list the 5 hottest swimming gold medal winners ever. Swimming has been a common place to find a few hot athletes, and nothing is better than a hot gold medal winning athletes. So, without further ado, here are the 5 hottest gold medal winning swimmers.
- Amanda Beard– Beard is considered by some to be the hottest female athlete in the world. The California native is a four time Olympian, winning seven medals, includuing a gold medal in 2004. Beard has posed for "FHM," "Maxim," "Sports Illustrated" and even showed off her Olympic body in a 2007 issue of "Playboy."
- Stephanie Rice– The Australian Rice made all sorts of headlines during the 2008 Olympic games while winning three gold medals at the games. The 21 year-old is one of the hottest female athletes, let alone swimmers, in the world; just check out her "FHM" spread.
- Natalie Coughlin– Coughlin has won three gold medals during the past two Olympic games and became the only female American athlete to win six medals in one Olympics. She's clearly got talent and the looks to match.
Laure Manaudou– The French swimmer won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. A few years later, Manaudou made headlines after the release of some risque photographs. It's a good thing she's one of the hottest gold medal winners ever.
- Dara Torres– Torres may be in her 40s but she's got the body—and skill—of a woman half her age. Torres has won twelve medals, including four gold, over the course of five Olympics, and at the age of 41, won two silver medals in 2008. She may now be older than her competitors, but she has never looked better.