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.
That was the 2008 Games in Beijing when Australia won 20 swimming medals (6 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze). Libby Trickett won the most swimming medals for Australia with 4 (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) and Stephanie Rice won the most swimming gold medals with 3.Second most was 18 at the 2000 Games in Sydney (5 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze). Ian Thorpe won the most swimming medals (5, 3 gold and 2 silver) and most swimming gold medals.
As of the 2008 Games, that would be swimming. Australia has won 50 gold medals in swimming. Second is athletics with 18 gold medals and third is cycling with 13 gold medals.
Micheal Phelps;8 gold medals
Michael Phelps of the United States with 14 gold medals in swimming.
Michael Phelps, Swimming, 14 gold medals.
Michael Phelps currently holds the world record for winning the most swimming medals. He has won 14 gold medals from swimming during the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games.
Michael Phelps (USA)
Most decorated swimming, most Olympic gold medals all time, and most Olympic Gold medals in a single game.
Ian Thorpe has 5 god medals in swimming.
Michael Phelps won the most olympic gold medals. He has won 18 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze. They were all in swimming.