South Africa: has a population of 57.78 million people and covers 470,900 square miles. The country has a diverse history which helps explains why there are at least 35 spoken languages (10-11 official) along with 3 separate capitals.
With only 3,000-4,000 registered swimmers, South Africa has still had their share of swimming success. Karen Muir and Jonty Skinner were world record holders but never got to compete in the Olympic due to the boycott. However, Joan Harrison, Penelope (Penny) Heyns, Lyndon Ferns (relay), Roland Schoeman (relay), Darian Townsend (relay), Ryk Neethling (relay), Cameron van der Burgh, and Chad le Clos have all won Olympic gold.