2022 Swammy Awards

2022 Swammy Awards: High School Team of the Year – Carmel (IN) Boys

Carmel won the IHSAA Boys State Championship early in 2022 by well over 100 points, marking their eighth consecutive state title.


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2022 Swammy Awards: Male Breakout Swimmer of the Year – Thomas Ceccon

Thomas Ceccon already had a couple Olympic relay medals on his résumé entering 2022, but last year was just his warm-up act. 


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What Were The Most-Commented Articles on SwimSwam in 2022?

The 2022 World Championships drew the most conversation of any article we published last year with 1,083 (approved) comments.


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2022 Swammy Awards: 2022 Female Swimmer of the Year – Katie Ledecky, USA

The 2022 Female Swimmer of the Year Swammy goes to Katie Ledecky out of the United States.

2022 SWAMMY Awards: SwimSwam’s Top 10 Most-Listened To Podcasts of the Year

David Popovici (above) discussing his 100 freestyle world record checks in as #2 on our list of Top 10 Podcast episodes.

2022 SWAMMY Awards: SwimSwam’s Top 10 YouTube Videos of the Year

In a year filled with interviews and pancakes, relive SwimSwam’s top 10 YouTube videos of the year, two of which include teenage star Thomas Heilman (above).

2022 Swammy Awards: Heart of a Champion – Sawyer Hansen

Sawyer Hansen has been named the recipient of the 2022 Heart of a Champion Swammy Award for raising over $50,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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The Most Read SwimSwam Articles of 2022

This picture of Ukrainian-Turkish swimmer Viktoria Gunes stepping on the Russian flag was the most-read article on SwimSwam in 2022 as controversy dominated the year.

2022 Swammy Awards: U.S. Club Coach of the Year – Ron Aitken

Ron Aitken solidified the Sandpipers of Nevada’s status as a powerhouse program on par with the best college teams in the country this year. 

2022 Swammy Awards: SwimSwam’s Top 10 Liked Instagram Posts of the Year

Memes, records, and iconic names highlight the top 10 most-liked Instagram posts from 2022.

2022 Swammy Awards: Asian Coach Of The Year – Jeon Dong-Hyun (KOR)

For the first time in the history of our annual Swammy Awards, a leader from Korea has been named the Asian Coach of the Year.

2022 Swammy Awards: Male Swimmer Of The Year, David Popovici

There were several male swimmers that won gold medals and broke world records in 2022, but none of them had the same “wow” factor as David Popovici.

2022 Swammy Awards: Top 10 Swims of the Year

David Popovici’s world record swim of 46.86 in the men’s 100 freestyle at the European Championships undoubtedly the top swim of 2022.

2022 Swammy Awards: U.S. Coach of the Year – Anthony Nesty (Florida/Gator Swim Club)

University of Florida head coach and Gator Swim Club head coach Anthony Nesty is SwimSwam 2022 U.S. Coach of the Year.

2022 Swammy Awards: Oceanian Coach of the Year – Dean Boxall

Dean Boxall’s swimmers continued to pile up breakout performances in 2022, earning him Oceanian Coach of the Year for the third time in the past four years.