2018 Swammy Awards

2018 Heart of a Champion Award: Maarten van der Weijden

Van der Weijden’s story has all of the makings of a perfect Heart of a Champion candidate: overcoming a huge challenge to become the best in the world, an incredible feat of endurance, and finally an enormous financial impact upon cancer research.

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2018 Swammy Awards: U.S. Male Swimmer of the Year Ryan Murphy

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy came back with a vengeance in 2018.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmer of the Year – 11-12

To see all of our 2018 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here. 2018 Honorees: Leah Hayes and Dean Jones…

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2018 Swammy Awards: World Jr Male Swimmer of the Year Kliment Kolesnikov

The highlight of his year was undoubtedly his 50 back gold medal at 2018 Euros, where his 24.00 took .04 off of the super-suited World Record set in 2009 by GBR’s Liam Tancock.

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Julia Sebastian, la mejor sudamericana para los Swammy Awards 2018

La argentina Julia Sebastián es la única nadadora de la región que batió un récord sudamericano en piscina olímpica durante 2018

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2018 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmer of the Year – 10 & Under

Alexis Mesina (pictured) and Timothy Lee are our 2018 Swammy Award winners for the 10-and-under age category.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Chad le Clos, Male African Swimmer of the Year

In 2018, Chad le Clos cemented his legacy as one of the most dominant butterfly swimmers of all time, and particularly as one of the greatest short course meters swimmers.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Rikako Ikee, Female Asian Swimmer Of The Year

18-year-old Rikako Ikee has had her best year of swimming yet, earning her the Swammy Award for Female Asian Swimmer of the Year.

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2018 Swammy Awards: S. American Athlete of the Year Julia Sebastian

Julia Sebastian was the only South American woman to break a long course continental record in 2018.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Canadian Female Athlete of the Year Taylor Ruck

Ruck shined at two of the biggest meets at the halfway point in the Olympiad, the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacs, most notably claiming 200 free gold at both.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Daiya Seto, Male Asian Swimmer Of The Year

SwimSwam’s 2018 Swammy Award for Male Asian Swimmer of the Year is bestowed upon Daiya Seto of Japan.

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2018 Swammy Awards: World Jr Female Swimmer of the Year Taylor Ruck

This year, among many incredible female junior swimmers, Canadian Taylor Ruck has stood above the rest.

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2018 Swammy Award: Sharon van Rouwendaal Female OW Swimmer of the Year

At the 2018 European Championships in Scotland, van Rouwendaal won three gold medals and one silver.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Kristof Rasovszky Is Men’s OW Swimmer of the Year

Two huge victories and a narrow defeat that came down to a photo finish are a few of the reasons Hungarian Kristof Rasovszky is this year’s Male Open Water Swammy Award Winner.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Viral Video – The Year of the Vlog

This year, in lieu of one single video getting the nod for our Viral Video Swammy, we’re looking at a broader trend in sports fan engagement.

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