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Famous Swimmers and Divers rumoured to be gay.

Out of all sports I feel personally we have more swimmers and divers who come out as gay ie Greg Louganus,Matthew Mitcham,Mark Tewksbury and Daniel Kowalski to name a few.

Who in the swimming and diving world is rumoured to be gay or who may come out next,besides of course Ian Thorpe ?

by Anonymousreply 11108/11/2015

R7 Do you mean that there were rumous about him or that he was hot or both?

by Anonymousreply 805/24/2012

Lots of rumours here at the DL going back at least .... five years? More? Lenny lived with a male roommate and someone here 'knew' him and said he was gay because he was a swimmer as well. This poster also locked eyes with a British freestyle swimmer, Mark something, and got the vibe.

Other posters who went to uni with him or ran into him in public have attested to Michael Phelps' heteroness. He's apparently got herpes and fucked unattractive girls on campus. I vividly recall that, after the Athens Olympics, a poster here who didn't care about swimming ran into Phelps and someone asked him if he'd scored at Athens. 'Yeah, man. Seven, and they were all hot,' was the response. The poster thought he was a douche for saying that.

by Anonymousreply 1005/24/2012

Yeah but I have heard rumours that Phelps is gay and I must admit my gaydar went off when I first saw him.But that means nothing,when I saw John Travolta I thought he was gay and of course I know he has a wonderful fulfilled marriage with Kelly so my observations mean nothing.

by Anonymousreply 1205/24/2012

If Mark Foster is gay, he's doing a good job of hiding it.

by Anonymousreply 1605/24/2012

Helene Madison

by Anonymousreply 1705/25/2012

Krayzelburg has been married for years. They have twin girls who are 6 or 7 years old. He used to run a swimming academy at the Shorefront Y in Brooklyn, not sure if he's still in the area.

by Anonymousreply 1905/25/2012

Oh dear

by Anonymousreply 2205/25/2012

Am I the only one who didn't know that Michael Phelps did an ad for Head and Shoulders shampoo? It's ... oddly hot.

by Anonymousreply 2305/25/2012

You know when someone is so goofy they are hot,that is Phelps

by Anonymousreply 2405/25/2012

Lesbian swimmer - Theresa Andrews.

Not incredibly famous, but a gold medalist nonetheless.

Two-time Gold Medal Winner from the LA Olympics. I knew her when she was working at UVA.

by Anonymousreply 2505/25/2012

It's pretty certain Mark Foster is gay, though not out. His long-term boyfriend is supposed to have been the hurdler Colin Jackson, thuogh they may have broken up (not being officially together in the first place, it's hard to be sure). Foster was on Strictly Come Dancing, the original for Dancing with the Stars, and went on holiday to Gran Canaria with the two out gay pro dancers, Ian Waite and Matthew Cutler (all three are hugely tall). Hard to see a striaght man doing that.

by Anonymousreply 2705/25/2012

Spitz isn't gay. He broke up the marriage of my high school coach - he'd been a coach at Indiana and considered Spitz a close friend...until Spitz fucked his wife.

by Anonymousreply 2805/25/2012

R27, and Christine Bleakley was in the same SCD series as Mark and partnered with Matthew Cutler. The lot of them became friends and went on a break together. Christine has been with footballer Frank Lampard for years but of course the tabs had to spin the pics into something else.

By the way, Mark is great friends with John Barrowman and his partner Scott and he is represented by the same agent as John, Gavin Barker (also gay and married to a BBC PR person for SCD Stuart MacDonald). There really is more pointing in the way of Mark being gay than straight even if he won't admit it himself (for some bizarre reason).

by Anonymousreply 2905/25/2012

R16 - they're in Sitges in that pic for crying out loud. That's like saying she's hanging on to a man in Provincetown - most likely they're just friends.

Note all of the other unattached men around her?

Mark Foster is gay.

by Anonymousreply 3005/25/2012

Is there a diver on the US Team who was born in Switzerland or the Netherlands ?

I just found out my cousin (female) is dating him. I don't know his name though. She has moved out West to be with him while he trains.

by Anonymousreply 3105/25/2012

R31, a Norwegian swimmer recently died while training in Arizona.

by Anonymousreply 3205/25/2012

Yep r31 very hot guy but have heard no rumours about him.

That is sad about Mark Spitz.I knew it was a longshot he was one of ours but still.He is just a sleazebag well dime a dozen

by Anonymousreply 3305/25/2012

I used to lust after Matt Biondi back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 3405/26/2012

Tell me more, R14!! I wouldn't be surprised really...he and Hoogie were pretty close. I remember someone asking him about Michael Klim I believe and how close they were and he said they were close, but not as close as Dasha (his wife) and him...a rather strange answer, I felt at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 3605/29/2012

Weren't there rumors about Steve Lundquist or am I remembering wrong?

by Anonymousreply 3705/29/2012

I wish there was r37 he was hot yum

by Anonymousreply 3805/29/2012

Well if Chris Mears and Jack Laugher of the UK aren't gay, they sure do a good job faking it.

by Anonymousreply 3905/29/2012

Matt Biondi was so hot but seemed very straight.

Who was the swimmer, maybe the 96 Olympics, whose Speedos were always too small and his buttcrack was always showing?

by Anonymousreply 4005/31/2012

All divers may safely be assumed to be gay.

Swimmers from East European, African, or South American countries who train in the USA may also be assumed to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 4105/31/2012

Matt biondi seems very straight but yes very hot

by Anonymousreply 4206/12/2012

yes, there is a first time US Olympian male diver who is gay but closeted...he has an on again/off again thing with a swimmer at Cal Berkeley, although the diver goes to Stanford.

I know this is true because my friend (male)slept with him twice in high school.

by Anonymousreply 4306/24/2012

Apparently David Boudia and his coach are fundies with the amount of times they want to praise god. And even though he looks gay he has a fiance which NBC DEFINITLY WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT, PLEASE DON'T THINK HE'S GAY PEOPLE WATCHING AT HOME.

by Anonymousreply 4406/24/2012

r9, I would bet the mortgage Finchum is family. If not, I feel very, very bad for him.

r43, thanks for the juice. Not a hard one to figure out on the Stanford end, but I'm curious about the swimmer. Rival schools, too - intriguing.

I get a ping from Nick McCrory. Then again, Boudia's engaged to a girl, so what do I know?

by Anonymousreply 4506/26/2012

Finchum and Ipsen have definite gay faces. I wouldn't be surprised if Dumais is also gay.

by Anonymousreply 4606/26/2012

Finchum also has major gay voice. Plus which Dumais there were 3 of them at the trials.

BTW Steele Johnson is the diver to watch out for in 2016. Great porn name.

by Anonymousreply 4706/26/2012

being a swimmer doesn't make you gay. Being a swimmer makes a lot of the straight world assume you are gay though because it's a stupid stereotype. Sad to see that even gay men follow those stupid stereotypes. Tisk risk.

by Anonymousreply 4808/13/2012

What about the German swimmers? Not famous but hot. Anybody?

by Anonymousreply 4908/20/2012

Why Thorpey wouldn't come out if he was gay? He's not active swimmer any more, he doesn't have to worry about sponsorships, he's not living at home in case his folks are homophobic...

by Anonymousreply 5108/20/2012

yes Japan's Ryousuke Irie

by Anonymousreply 5208/20/2012

Don't we now know that Thorpe has a Brazilian diver of his own - they have homes in Australia and Brazil and visit each other families .... can't think of his name right now, Daniel ?

by Anonymousreply 5308/20/2012

I got a gay vibe from that diver Sascha Klein .... or perhaps wishful thinking.

by Anonymousreply 5408/20/2012

Daniel Mendes is Ian Thorpe's Brazilian room-mate for the last 3 years ... please stop trying to read more into this simple friendship, Ian needs someone to share his houses with. Honestly, some people ...

by Anonymousreply 5508/20/2012

Saw David Boudia a lot during the 2012 Olympic trails. He may be engaged to a female, but his mannerisms are totally femme.

Troy Dumais, however, behaves totally straight. Like, get the MGD and lets go hunting and work on cars, straight.

by Anonymousreply 5609/11/2012 'bout almost all of them?

by Anonymousreply 5809/11/2012

Mark Tewksbury is openly gay

by Anonymousreply 5903/07/2013

I never hear a peep on these threads about Despatie.

by Anonymousreply 6003/07/2013

60 posts and no mention of Tom Daley?

by Anonymousreply 6103/07/2013

A lot of posts of Tom Daley anyone else

by Anonymousreply 6203/27/2013

I want to have nasty nasty sex with Tom Daley

by Anonymousreply 6303/27/2013

Ian Thorpe has become a walking joke in Australia; everyone knows he is gay, but he keeps vehemently denying it. He's painted himself into such a corner that if he ever did come out there would be one hell of a backlash.

In 2007 he claimed he had a "long-term, long-distance relationship (with champion American breaststroker Amanda Beard), and it was great while it lasted. It was sort of public knowledge we were seeing each other, and yet not. It went on for ages, years". But Beard, 27, yesterday told her agent: "Take out the word relationship and put in the word friendship and that's exactly what it was."

Ian has been in a relationship with Brazilian swimmer Daniel Mendes for years. I don't have a problem with people being in the closet, but I can't help but be offended when they actively beard/deny their sexuality. What does Ian have to lose at this stage? His swimming career is over, no one really gives a toss about him anymore.

by Anonymousreply 6403/27/2013

Exactly r65! The media's collective response to him coming out would be "meh..."

by Anonymousreply 6603/27/2013

Isn't about the Japanese fans or something.I heard he makes stacks of money off them and they ( girls) want him as their boyfriend or some such bull.

by Anonymousreply 6703/27/2013

Why do swimmers and divers seem so unmasculine, perhaps with the exception of Ryan Lochte who has a lot of macho swagger?

by Anonymousreply 6803/27/2013

Splash, what a horrid show but I watched every episode mainly to see the winner Rory Bushfield. He is so hot and talented. Also to watch Drake Bell who got in great shape by the end of the show. Man did David Boudia come across SO gay in that show. He made Greg Louganis look straight. Boudia also came across as a self centered douche in the show and seemed like he would be a prick to be around.

by Anonymousreply 7006/26/2013

Nathan Adrian

by Anonymousreply 7106/26/2013

Is the Berkeley swimmer at R43 Nathan Adrian?

by Anonymousreply 7206/26/2013

R72, Anthony Ervin trains at Cal too.

by Anonymousreply 7306/26/2013

Thomas Finchum has a lot of other gay swimmer followers on Twitter, not that it means anything...

by Anonymousreply 7406/26/2013

I don't have much doubt about Finchum after seeing this interview.

by Anonymousreply 7506/27/2013

mark foster is 100percent gay and came outyears ago.michael phelps is bisexual,but as yet has not publicly admitted it.these are the true facts about these famous sportsmen.

by Anonymousreply 7607/03/2013

michael phelps is definitely gay,you would not give your team mates blowjobs in the showers after practice sessions if you were straight i dont think?,unless of course hes bi curious?.this would mean that he likes cunnylingus and fellatio?.

by Anonymousreply 7707/03/2013

I had to turn off the Finchum video; the sound of his voice was turning my entire office lavender.

I pal dated gay diver David Pichler; said he was fantastic in bed!

by Anonymousreply 7807/03/2013

Olympic gold medalist Conor Dwyer and Cayman Islands' Brett Fraser are gay and i guess are in relationship.

Matt Targett of Australia is rumored to be with Hugh Jackman.

by Anonymousreply 7912/28/2014

Conor Dwyer is hot

by Anonymousreply 8012/28/2014

Nathan Adrian owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 8112/28/2014

Dunno about any men (although Jack Laugher apparently came out at some point, I saw him listed as openly gay somewhere), but the other rumour is that Alicia Blagg is a lesbian. As Ive mentioned before, there were some local rumours that Rebecca Adlington likes girls, but there are more rumours suggesting shes a major cock hound

by Anonymousreply 8212/28/2014

Two-time bronze medalist diver Mary Ellen Clark. She even moved to Northampton after her diving career was over at coaches diving at one of the all-female colleges in the area.

by Anonymousreply 8312/28/2014

All of them! This is Datalounge!

by Anonymousreply 8412/28/2014

R84, no one thinks everyone is gay. Get a life.

by Anonymousreply 8512/28/2014

Man, how I wish Salim Iles had been named in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 8612/28/2014

Dara Torres. I think she got married again, but please. Butcher than butch.

by Anonymousreply 8712/28/2014

Tom Daley came out.

by Anonymousreply 8812/28/2014

As did Thorpe. Another one we/the rumors were right about.

by Anonymousreply 8912/28/2014

So many divers are Gay. i mean in proportion to other sports there seems way more.

by Anonymousreply 9012/28/2014

I was a diver in high school. Of course, not ALL divers are gay, but maybe a higher percentage than other sports.

Diving always seemed to attract (1) gays or "sexually confused" guys, and for straight guys --(2) wild child drug users - seriously - I think it was a rush for them to throw themselves off of a diving board or platform and flip and twist (sort of like a snowboarding rush); I knew plenty of druggie divers, and (3) smaller athletic guys who didn't make it in other sports and had an "in" into diving - a parent or sibling who dove or simply the school coach recruited them - they probably wouldn't have chosen it simply by themselves.

Gays can obviously fall under categories (2) and (3) as well.

by Anonymousreply 9112/28/2014

[quote]Krayzelburg has been married for years.

Then there's no doubt that he's totally straight.

by Anonymousreply 9212/28/2014

Steele Johnson.

OK he's a cute 19yo who's never had a girlfriend and never been on a date but that doesn't mean he's gay.

ps. He really might be the US's best hope for gold at the 2016 summer Olympics.

by Anonymousreply 9303/13/2015

Steele is the blond one on the left.

by Anonymousreply 9403/13/2015

They were giving blowjobs in the showers!!!

by Anonymousreply 9503/13/2015

Diving and figure skating are THE gayest sports bar none!

by Anonymousreply 9603/13/2015

Slightly off topic, but hot French ex-swimmer Alain Bernard just narrowly avoided being killed on the set of a reality TV show about athletes surviving in inhospitable locations. 10 people died, including other athletes, when the two helicopters they were riding in collided. Bernard had just gotten out of one of be helicopters for weight restriction reasons.

by Anonymousreply 9703/14/2015

Steele sure is cute. Who are the other guys?

by Anonymousreply 9803/14/2015

[R6} this is to let you know that David Pichler grew up north of Pittsburgh (in Butler Country)

by Anonymousreply 9903/15/2015

I've been next to David Boudia and he didn't seem gay close up. On the other hand, I've also been next to Nick McCrory and have spoken with Kristian Ipsen, and I'm going to have to hang the G around their neck.

by Anonymousreply 10003/15/2015

Back in the late 90's USA divers Bryan Gillooly, Brent Roberts and Chris Mantilla...have no idea if they were (one could hope) but I'm pretty sure I remember reading that Patrick Jeffery was. I will have to check on that.

by Anonymousreply 10103/17/2015

Just posted a thread about Tom Luschinger, Olympic hopeful swimmer who wrote moving account in Out Sports of accepting his sexuality, back in December.

by Anonymousreply 10203/18/2015

This is not quite the right thread but I still thought it might be appreciated. 2 years ago French swimmers Fred Bousquet and Florent Manaudou posed as part of series of photos of imaginary gay couples in support of the gay marriage movement in France (or simply against homophobia). They were actually brothers in law at the time but aren't any more...they still remain very close though. Here is the one published at the time, but there have been more from the series, with one just posted by the photographer 2 days ago.

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by Anonymousreply 10508/11/2015

And the "newest" one

by Anonymousreply 10608/11/2015

The shorter list is which of them don't have some rumor of it flying around? The speedos and at times the obvious bulges with so little on seem to ignite all the gossip queens that most of them are gay

by Anonymousreply 10708/11/2015

Some gossip about Matt Targett please. I am sure he is gay and fucked Hugh Jackman.

by Anonymousreply 10808/11/2015

Nathan Adrian. He could take my cock!

by Anonymousreply 10908/11/2015

This and the next were comments by Nathan Adrian and Matt Grevers at the Olympics...cute

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