2020 Swammy Awards

2020 Swammy Awards: Male Swimmer of the Year Caeleb Dressel

This year’s Male Swimmer of the Year goes to the man who set 4 world records this year en route to decisively winning the 2020 ISL MVP award: Caeleb Dressel.

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2020 Swammy Awards: US Coach of the Year, Ray Looze

When you start counting the accomplishments of swimmers under Ray Looze’s umbrella at Indiana, the results start to pile up quickly.

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2020 Swammy For Female Swimmer Of The Year Goes To Australia’s Kaylee McKeown

This year’s Swammy award for Female Swimmer of the Year goes to backstroke ace and Australia’s newest world record holder – Kaylee McKeown.

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2020 Swammy Award For African Coach Of The Year: Rocco Meiring

For the third consecutive year, South Africa’s Rocco Meiring of Tuks has earned the Swammy Award for African Coach of the Year.

2020 Swammy Awards: Mark Faber Is This Year’s European Coach of the Year

This year’s European Coach of the Year goes to the coach of the Netherlands’ best of 2020 including world record breaker Kira Toussaint.

2020 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmer of the Year – 17-18

National Age Group Record-breakers Regan Smith and Josh Matheny are our 2020 Swammy Age Group Award winners for the 17-18 category.

2020 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmer of the Year – 15-16

National Age Group Record-holders Claire Curzan and Liam Custer are the 2020 Swammy Award winners for the 15-16 age group.

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2020 Swammy Awards: Chris Mooney Earns Oceanian Coach Of The Year

USC Spartan Head Coach Chris Mooney, right, has been awarded our 2020 Swammy for Oceanian Coach of the year. Read who else was shortlisted here.

2020 Swammy Awards: US Female Swimmer of the Year, Lilly King

Lilly King is the most dominant woman in the ISL for two years in a row. In 2020, King broke American and World Records in the Budapest bubble.

2020 Swammy Awards: World Jr Female Swimmer of the Year – Benedetta Pilato

This year’s Swammy award for Female Jr Swimmer of the Year goes to Italian teen and Energy Standard’s leading breaststroker Benedetta Pilato.

2020 Swammy Awards: NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year, Todd DeSorbo

There was no NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving National Championship meet in 2020, but if there were, Todd DeSorbo had his team lined up to win – on the back of a freshman superstar.

2020 Swammy Awards: Top 10 Swims of the Year

Though we did not get NCAAs, U.S. Olympic Trials, or the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games we were still fortunate to see some blazing fast swims in 2020.

2020 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmer of the Year – 13-14

Erika Pelaez and Thomas Heilman led the 13-14 age group, taking home Age Group Swimmer of the Year honors for the 13-14 age category.

SwimSwam’s 11 Most-Liked Instagram Photos of 2020

4 of SwimSwam’s 10 most-liked Instagram photos of 2020 were Caeleb Dressel. If you’re not sure who swimming’s biggest star is going into Tokyo, now you know.

2020 Swammy Award: World Jr Male Swimmer of the Year – Andrei Minakov

The 2020 Swammy Award for Male Junior Swimmer of the Year goes three-time world junior record-breaker, Andrei Minakov of Russia.