For the third straight year and fourth time in Swammy history, Caeleb Dressel has been named the US Male Swimmer of the Year by a deceivingly large margin.
For the second year in a row, Caeleb Dressel was featured in half of SwimSwam’s top 10 most-liked Instagram posts for the year.
After a two-year hiatus from winning this award, Katie Ledecky is once again the winner of the Swammy for US Female Swimmer of the Year.
Nicolo Martinenghi was one of several Italian men who won Olympic medals in 2021, leading Italy to equal their medal haul from the prior 3 Games combined.
American Bobby Finke broke through big-time at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, capturing the men’s 800m and 1500m freestyle gold medals.
South Korea’s Hwang Sunwoo reaped the first elite international medal of his young career and it was gold, earning him a Swammy award as well.
Dean Boxall, who guided his star pupil Ariarne Titmus to a pair of individual golds in Tokyo, is our Oceania Coach of the Year.
Joanna Evans of the Bahamas wins the 2021 Swammy Award for Central American and Caribbean Female Swimmer of the Year.
Virginia head coach Todd DeSorbo is the 2021 Swammy US Coach of the Year, having won Women’s NCAA championship and coaching multiple Olympic medalists.
Rocco Meiring won the Swammy for African Coach of the Year. The South African coach has produced greats like Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett.
Dave McNulty coached 5 swimmers from Team Great Britain to Olympic medals, including Tom Dean’s win in the 200m freestyle.
The man behind one of the most talked-about swims of the year; Ahmed Hafnaoui soared to Olympic gold this year in the 400 freestyle.
In a matter of days, Schoenmaker established 2 new Olympic records, a world record, and won Olympic silver and bronze for South Africa.
Men’s 200m breaststroke Olympic gold medalist Zac Stubblety-Cook is our Swammy award winner for Oceanic male swimmer of the year.
Viviane Jungblut broke a trio of Brazilian National Records and was the country’s top-finishing woman at the Tokyo Olympic Games.