Maggie MacNeil’s standout year — both on the world stage and in the NCAA — earns her our Swammy for Canadian Female Swimmer of the Year.
No one knew Matthew Wilson’s name until this year when he tied the then-200 breast world record before earning a Worlds silver medal.
Katinka Hosszu has been named the Swammy Award winner for European Swimmer of the Year for the 4th time in her career.
Great Britain’s Adam Peaty is the winner of the 2019 European Male Swimmer of the Year Swammy Award
Mel Marshall is best-known for guiding the career of Adam Peaty, but she also coaches breakout backstroker Luke Greenbank and breaststroker Sarah Vasey.
Markus Thormeyer wins Canadian Male Swimmer of the Year for the second straight time after a stellar 2019 that included National Records and a Worlds final.
RUSADA’s official appeal of the sanctions comes in spite of the organization’s director general fighting against taking the course to the CAS.
Tatjana Schoenmaker (above) is on target to become South Africa’s first female Olympic medalist in swimming since Penelope Heyns at the 2000 Olympic Games.
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South African Zane Waddell quickly went from SEC Champion, to NCAA Champion, to WUGs champion, all the way to World champion in just 5 months.
Schoenmaker had a historic year in 2019, becoming the first South African to medal at the LC Worlds meet just 3 weeks after picking up double WUGs golds
Australian teen distance star Ariarne Titmus accomplished something no one had accomplished before as she dethroned Ledecky in the 400 free at Worlds.
It’s James Gibson, who not only had swimmers shine at the World Championships, but got to show off his own strategic coaching acumen in the ISL.
It just might be the longest Swammy streak currently in existence. Norimasa Hirai has won Asia’s Coach of the Year award for four years running now.
Think you can hang with two-time European Short Course Champion Freya Anderson? Try Coach Alan Bircher’s sets on for size.