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Viktor Bromer competes in 200m butterfly at the European Championships 2018

Viktor Bromer competes in 200m butterfly at the European Championships 2018

The 100m freestyle at the 2018 Aon New Zealand Open Championships

The 100m freestyle at the 2018 Aon New Zealand Open Championships

Athletes compete in the 2017 Swim the Island, the open water swimming competition held in Liguria

Athletes compete in the 2017 Swim the Island, the open water swimming competition held in Liguria

Swimmers take off from Chateau d'If off the bay of Marseille at the start of Le Défi de Monte-Cristo

Swimmers take off from Chateau d'If off the bay of Marseille at the start of Le Défi de Monte-Cristo

Jennifer Alves Conceicao of Esporte Clube Pinheiros during the Maria Lenk Trophy

Jennifer Alves Conceicao of Esporte Clube Pinheiros during the Maria Lenk Trophy

Participants swim during the Swim the Island marathon in Bergeggi, Italy

Participants swim during the Swim the Island marathon in Bergeggi, Italy

Refreshments are offered to competitors during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Rio 2016

Refreshments are offered to competitors during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Rio 2016

Katie Ledecky dominates the women's 800m freestyle final and sets a new world record at Rio 2016

Katie Ledecky dominates the women's 800m freestyle final and sets a new world record at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps dives in at the start of his 200m butterfly semi-final at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps dives in at the start of his 200m butterfly semi-final at Rio 2016

Chad le Clos and Michel Phelps at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Chad le Clos and Michel Phelps at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps performing the butterfly stroke at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps performing the butterfly stroke at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The Swim the Island 2015 in Bergeggi, Liguria

The Swim the Island 2015 in Bergeggi, Liguria

Florent Manaudou competes in the men's 50m backstroke at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships

Florent Manaudou competes in the men's 50m backstroke at the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships

Federica Pellegrini compete during the LEN European Swimming Championships 2014

Federica Pellegrini compete during the LEN European Swimming Championships 2014

Stephen Milne during the LEN European Swimming Championships 2014

Stephen Milne during the LEN European Swimming Championships 2014

An athlete competes in the 5 km swimming marathon during the European Swimming Championships 2014

An athlete competes in the 5 km swimming marathon during the European Swimming Championships 2014

Jeremy Stravius competes in the 4x100m freestyle men final at the LEN European Swimming Championships 2014

Jeremy Stravius competes in the 4x100m freestyle men final at the LEN European Swimming Championships 2014

Belinda Hocking competes in the women's 100m backstroke during the Commonwealth Games 2014

Belinda Hocking competes in the women's 100m backstroke during the Commonwealth Games 2014

Hiromasa Fujimori of Japan during the swimming competitions at the 6th East Asian Games

Hiromasa Fujimori of Japan during the swimming competitions at the 6th East Asian Games

China's Shao Yiwen swims to win the women's 400m freestyle final at the sixth East Asian Games

China's Shao Yiwen swims to win the women's 400m freestyle final at the sixth East Asian Games

The New World Harbour Race in Hong Kong

The New World Harbour Race in Hong Kong

South Africa's Chad le Clos swims in the men's 200m butterfly semi-final during the World Swimming Championships

South Africa's Chad le Clos swims in the men's 200m butterfly semi-final during the World Swimming Championships

Competitors jump into the pool at the start of a heat of the women's 200M freestyle swimming event in the FINA World Championships

Competitors jump into the pool at the start of a heat of the women's 200M freestyle swimming event in the FINA World Championships

South Korean Seul Gu swam at the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi sporting arena in Barcelona

South Korean Seul Gu swam at the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi sporting arena in Barcelona

The Open Water Swimming men's 10k race at the FINA World Championships

The Open Water Swimming men's 10k race at the FINA World Championships

Ryan Lochte of USA competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly heats during day one of the 11th FINA Short Course World Championships

Ryan Lochte of USA competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly heats during day one of the 11th FINA Short Course World Championships

Swimmers wave as they prepare for the cross-harbour race in Hong Kong

Swimmers wave as they prepare for the cross-harbour race in Hong Kong

Viktor Kemeny of Slovakia in the Men's SB7 100m breaststroke heats

Viktor Kemeny of Slovakia in the Men's SB7 100m breaststroke heats

Swimmers compete during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park at London 2012

Swimmers compete during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park at London 2012

Michael Phelps powers through Butterfly heat

Michael Phelps powers through Butterfly heat

Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Pelton compete in the Olympic swimming team trials

Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Pelton compete in the Olympic swimming team trials

Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200 meter individual medley finals during the Indianapolis Grand Prix

Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200 meter individual medley finals during the Indianapolis Grand Prix

Italy's Filippo Magnini competes in the 31st European Aquatics Championships

Italy's Filippo Magnini competes in the final of the men's 4x100-metre medley swimming event in the 31st European Aquatics Championships

Samuel Pizzetti during the 1500 m freestyle final at the European Aquatics Championships

Samuel Pizzetti during the 1500 m freestyle final at the European Aquatics Championships

Ryosuke Irie of Japan swims in the mens 200m backstroke semi final during day five of the Japan Swim 2012

Ryosuke Irie of Japan swims in the mens 200m backstroke semi final during day five of the Japan Swim 2012

French swimmer Laure Manaudou

French swimmer Laure Manaudou competes during the series of the 50 m backstroke at the French Swimming Championships

French swimmer Hugues Duboscq

French swimmer Hugues Duboscq competes during the series of the 100 m backstroke during the French Swimming Championships

Women in the 400m freestyle for Paralympians

Women in the final heat of the morning in the 400m freestyle for Paralympians

Danish swimmer Friis Lotte

Danish swimmer Friis Lotte competes during the women's 400m freestyle at the London Aquatics Centre

Competitors prepare to swim during the Travessia dos Fortes swimming competition

Competitors prepare to swim during the Travessia dos Fortes swimming competition

Marcin Cieslak competes during the 200m butterfly

Poland's Marcin Cieslak competes during the 200m butterfly qualifications at the European Swimming Championships

A swimmer warms up

A swimmer warms up prior to the evening finals session for the 25m event during the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix