9. KANAKO WATANJABE (JPN)KANAKO WATANJABE

Wanatajbe is one of the most overlooked female swimmers in the globe but her talents need to be highlighted for the world to see.

Her participation in the World Championships 2015 led her to pick up a gold medal in the 200 breasts coming in at 2nd place in the 200 IM hence, awarded a silver. Unfortunately, she did not pack medals in the Rio Olympics but this lady looks like she is sure to make a great come back.

8. MIREIA BELMONTE (ESP)MIREIA BELMONTE

Mireia is a great swimmer hence her making the cut in this top female swimmers list.

She has participated in two Olympic Games, in London she shocked the world by winning two silver medals, in Rio she won a Gold in the 200-meter butterfly and came in at 3rd place at 400-meter individual medley winning a bronze.

7. EMILY SEEBOHM (AUS)EMILY SEEBOHM

Seebhom is yet another swimmer who has had a trail of success behind her. In the World Championships at Kazan, she got her first individual gold medal in a challenging race when she won the 100 meters backstroke race and later on she followed up her win with another gold in the 200 meters backstroke.

Her participation in the Rio Olympics was quite impressive as she came in at second place in the 4 by 200-meter freestyle relay.

6. SIMONE MANUEL (USA)SIMONE MANUEL

Simone has been a phenomenon for the last couple of years. The 19-year-old has been an inspiration to many African American kids to take up swimming.

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