I’m a self-professed Olympic fanatic. Every since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated with both the Summer and Winter editions. With the London 2012 Games just around the corner, I’ve been keeping informed with all the hoopla surrounding the sporting event. For the past few days, I’ve been riveted to the US Olympic trials for both the swimming and gymnastics disciplines. There’s no denying US swimmer Ryan Lochte is one good-looking guy, but he has some serious competition in the pool for eye candy honors.

Given that Australia is surrounded by water, it should come as no surprise that the nation boasts one of the best swimming teams around. Not only are they athletic, but they’re not to shabby to look at either. If the gold medal was given based on hotness factor, these Aussies are definitely frontrunners. Eamon Sullivan, James Roberts, James Magnussen and Matt Targett showed off their speedos and toned abs for a series of photos. The foursome, in the above pic, along with Matt Targett and Tommaso d’Orsogna were snapped for a Baywatch-inspired shoot on Sydney’s famed Manly Beach.

The Magnussen-led Australian team is setting its sights on a first gold in the relay event since the famous victory in Sydney 2000, led by Ian Thorpe and Michael Klim. The US team won the prestigious event at the Beijing Olympics four years ago. Check out the Aussie team up close and personal in several photos below.

Just in case you wanted to Google more pics of your favorite Aussie swimmer, here are their names from left to right: Cameron McEvoy, Eamon Sullivan, James Roberts, James Magnussen, Matt Targett and Tommaso D’Orsogna. What’s your favorite sporting event to watch during the Summer Olympics? Do you already have an Olympic crush? Sound off below.