International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees By Country (Spain)

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Jesus Miguel Rollan Prada - 2012 Water Polo Player
In 1900, water polo became the first team sport in the Olympic Games. During those 25 Olympic Games from 1900 to 2008, only 16 nations have medaled in the sport - a remarkably small number. Of those countries, Spain has medaled the fewest times - only twice - and that was due primarily to the efforts of their two star players, Hall of Fame player Manuel Estiarte, perhaps the game’s greatest player, and their remarkable goalie, Jesus Miguel Rollan.
Manuel Estiarte - 2007 Water Polo Player
At just 5'8" and weighing only 145 pounds, Manuel Estiarte would seem to be an unlikely candidate to be considered the greatest player of all-time in a sport whose players average 6'3” and 200+ pounds. But Estiarte's career proved once again that it's not the size of the man, but the size of his heart and what's in the head that counts the most.