Most decorated swimming, most Olympic gold medals all time, and most Olympic Gold medals in a single game.
Michael Phelps 2008 with 8 golds in swimming
Kristin Otto (6 Gold medals in a single Olympic).
The most amount of gold medals ever won at a single Olympic swimming competition was 8, and it was done by Michael Phelps of the US at the Beijing 2008 summer Olympics.
Mark Spitz won Seven Gold Medals
Mark Spitz Luvbuneez10: I donno who it is but not Mark Spitz 'cos he won 7 olympic gold medals for swimming in 1972! No Offence...
The most won by a single athlete is 8 - Mark Spitz of the USA. (Swimming)
Michael Phelps (USA)
Natalie Coughlin of the USA won a total of 5 medals in Beijing. 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 bronze This was the most a women has every won in a single olympic games...
Michael Phelps from the USA has won 8 gold medals for swimming in this years Olympics in Beijing. Before that the record was 7, also held by a swimmer - Mark Spitz.