SwimVortex Awards: Plaudits For Phelps, Ledecky, Peaty, Babashoff, King & Horton

Michael Phelps on the way to his last wall in the medley relay at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,, James Guy the guy privileged to have been the lest man to race the American side by side - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Olympic Year and all lanes led to Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games. Gold count counted. The top 3 standouts, Michael Phelps (USA), Katie Ledecky (USA) and Adam Peaty (GBR) top the bill in the pool, with Dutch aces Sharon van Rouwendaal and Ferry Weertman queen and king of open waters. The Carlile Cup for Lifetime Achievement goes to Shirley Babashoff; and on the same note in this decisive year on anti-doping, we grant our Betterment of Swimming award to Lilly King and Mack Horton

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