Athletes in SI Swimsuit Issue Over The Years

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue can always be counted on for plenty of fitness inspiration, especially when athletes are the ones gracing the pages.  These influential women include everyone from Serena Williams to Maria Sharapova.  Keep scrolling to see photos of these strong, athletic women who inspire all of us to be comfortable in our own unique skins.

Simone Biles


American gymnast Simone Biles will be featured in the 2017 issue

Alya Raisman

Two-time Olympian, American gymnast Alya Raisman will be making her debut this year

Ronda Rousey


The infamous Ronda Rousey of the UFC in body paint in the 2015 issue

Leryn Franco

Leryn Franco, former Paraguan Olympian

Venus Williams

Venus Williams joins her sister Serena as an SI alum

Genie Bouchard

Tennis player Genie Bouchard made her debut this year

Caroline Wozniacki

the Danish tennis player was so popular in her previous debut, she was brought back for the 2017 issue

Natalie Coughlin

12-time Olympic medalist, Natalie Coughlin, made a splash in the issue

Ellen Hoog and Eva De Goede

Field hockey’s finest, Ellen Hoog and Eva De Goede teamed up to do a shoot a few years ago


Michelle Jenneke

This Australian hurdler and model graced the pages of last year’s issue

Gabrielle Reese

Gabrielle Reece appeared in SI’s Swimsuit Issue twice, once in 1997, and once in 2000 alongside her pro surfer husband Laird Hamilton


Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick, the famous race car driver had her spread in 2008

Lauren Jackson

Australian basketball player Lauren Jackson looks comfortable on and off the court

Hannah Teter

Hannah Teter is an American snowboarder and gold medal winner

Maria Kirilenko

The tennis star featured in the 2009 SI issue

Claire Bidez

US snowboarder Claire Bidez relaxes in a snowsuit


Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova is a Russian tennis player who’s been competing since 2001

Amanda Beard

Swimmer Amanda Beard is an SI alum

Serena Williams

Serena Williams in her SI debut

Anna Kournikova

The tennis star shines in an all-white bikini

Click here to see a photo of Serena Williams in a thong for this year’s SI Swimsuit Issue: