SwimVortex Awards: Vote In Our 2017 Readers’ Choice Of The Best of Swimming

Impact - by Patrick B. Kraemer

The SwimVortex Awards 2017

Post-Olympic Year and all lanes led from Rio to world titles in Budapest in July. The four outstanding turns of a great meet where Caeleb Dressel, USA teammate Katie Ledecky, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom and Britain’s Adam Peaty. In Open Water, the season belonged to France on sev real levels, Aurelie Muller at the helm with a tale of overcoming the curved ball thrown at her by bad governance and organisation in 2016.

It is only September and the year may yet throw some more high scores into the pot but as SwimVortex takes a break from the visible coalface, we invite readers to send in their choices for the best of 2017 in our Readers’ Choices categories. The award results will be published in December as part of our end-year package of reflections, the deadline for entries December 15.

All who wish to have their choices counted, please send your entry to editorial@swimvortex.com. The votes are confidential – and one entry per person; please respect that in this age of multiple online personalities generating their own arguments.

No suggestions are given here: you’ll know who to vote for …

The Award Categories:

Best Solo Performers of the Year Long-Course

  • Top swimmer:
  • Top woman:
  • Top man: 

Performances of the Year:

Men:

Women:

Open Water Swimmers of the Year – Double Dutch:

  • Women:
  • Men:

Top Juniors

  • Boy: 
  • Girl:

Race of the Year

(not the performance of an individual but the best race of swimmers, plural)

  • Men:
  • Women:

Mentor Medals – coaches of the year:

  • Men’s:
  • Women’s:

Continental Cups

The regional swimmers of the year 

  • Africa – men and women:
  • Americas – men and women:
  • Asia – men and women:
  • Europe – men and women:
  • Oceania – men and women:

Quartet Cup – Relays

  • Men:
  • Women:

Most improved nation:

Carlisle Cup – Lifetime Achievement

Betterment of Swimming

(for the swimmer, coach or any other who has fought for improvement in the sport and the lot of athletes on fronts doping/clean sport, governance and related issues)

Who Would You Give An Award Too

Your suggestion for an award category – what, who and why …

Honouring the Dishonourable

Your suggestion for amusing awards you would give to those who don’t even merit a wooden spoon but deserve to be called out for the damage they do to swimming

It is only September and the year may yet throw some more high scores into the pot but as SwimVortex takes a break from the visible coalface, we invite readers to send in their choices for the best of 2017 in our Readers’ Choices categories. The award results will be published in December as part of our end-year package of reflections, the deadline for entries December 15.

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