Despite the emergence of new stars like Yannick Agnel and Ye Shiwen, no other country in the world boasts the same amount of quality and quantity as the men and women of the American swim team.
The list of prominent U.S. swimmers participating in these Olympic is long and distinguished.
Starting with the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps.
Phelps has won 19 total medals, and his battles with fellow American Ryan Lochte have been legendary.
Lochte is a stud in his own right, and looks to star in 2016 games.
On the women's side, there is 17-year-old phenom Missy Franklin. Franklin has won two medals so far, including an impressive gold in the 100-meter backstroke, and she is probably the hottest American star heading into the next summer games.
If there was more space, one could list the accomplishments of the other standout swimmers like Rebecca Soni, Allison Schmidt and Matt Grevers.
This alone is a testament to how good the American swimmers have been.