Krisztina Egerszegi the most successful Hungarian female swimmer ever. 6 Olympic Gold; 2 World Championship Gold; 9 European Championship Gold and many more medals

Krisztina Egerszegi the most successful Hungarian female swimmer ever. 2 World Championship Gold; 9 European Championship Gold and many more medals

Ian Thorpe

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

Ian Thorpe of Australia celebrates after he won the men's swimming 200 metre freestyle final on August 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Main Pool of the Olympic Sports Complex Aquatic Centre in Athens, Greece.

Olympian Mark Spitz

TIME Cover: Mark Spitz US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals

The Aussie Olympic team athletes have always been most successful in the pool, as indicated by their 168 Olympic medals, including 56 gold. Australia's first Olympic swimmer was Fredrick ‘Freddy' Lane, who won two gold medals in 1900 in Paris. In the 1950s and 60s, swimmers such as Murray Rose, Dawn Fraser, Lorraine Crapp and Jon Konrads became household names. AusPost is celebrating these greats with this #London2012 release

The Aussie Olympic team athletes have always been most successful in the pool.

Ryan Loche

Ryan Lochte poses with his gold medal after winning the men's individual medley swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July Credit: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

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