Olympic Swimming 2012: Top Contenders, Event by Event World Records & More

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Olympic Swimming 2012: Top Contenders, Event by Event World Records & More
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Michael Phelps, left, and Ryan Lochte take center stage in 2012 Olympic swimming action.

Swimming seemingly always finds its way to the center of attention at the Summer Games, and the 2012 Olympics provide another chapter in the sports' rich history. Loaded with legendary performers, prodigious newcomers and scintillating storylines, the level of competition in London is at an all-time high.

The lanes are loaded with talent, on both the men's and women's side. The U.S. Olympic swimming program is stronger than ever, and an international field filled with elite athletes makes every event a must-see spectacle. 

The globe's greatest swimmers are chasing more than each other at the Summer Games. They're feverishly pursuing medals, Olympic records, world records and ultimately an everlasting legacy. 

With so much at stake in the Olympic swimming spectrum, let's shine some light on London's most compelling competitors and events.

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