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2019 Swammy Awards: Canadian Female Swimmer of the Year — Maggie MacNeil

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.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Oceanian Male Swimmer of the Year Matthew Wilson

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.

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2019 Swammy Awards: European Female Swimmer Of The Year Katinka Hosszu

Katinka Hosszu has been named the Swammy Award winner for European Swimmer of the Year for the 4th time in her career.

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2019 Swammy Awards: European Male Swimmer Of The Year – Adam Peaty

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty is the winner of the 2019 European Male Swimmer of the Year Swammy Award

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2019 Swammy Awards: British Coach of the Year, Mel Marshall

Mel Marshall is best-known for guiding the career of Adam Peaty, but she also coaches breakout backstroker Luke Greenbank and breaststroker Sarah Vasey.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Canadian Male Swimmer of the Year — Markus Thormeyer

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.

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RUSADA Formally Appeals WADA Sanctions over Tainted Doping Data

RUSADA’s official appeal of the sanctions comes in spite of the organization’s director general fighting against taking the course to the CAS.

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2019 Swammy Awards: National Development Award – South Africa

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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2019 Swammy Awards: African Male Swimmer of the Year Zane Waddell

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.

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2019 Swammy Awards: African Female Swimmer of the Year Tatjana Schoenmaker

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

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2019 Swammy Awards: Oceanian Female Swimmer of the Year Ariarne Titmus

Australian teen distance star Ariarne Titmus accomplished something no one had accomplished before as she dethroned Ledecky in the 400 free at Worlds.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Europe Coach of the Year James Gibson

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.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Asia Coach of the Year Norimasa Hirai

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.

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Coach Alan Bircher On Teen Freya Anderson’s Ascent Into World’s Elite

Think you can hang with two-time European Short Course Champion Freya Anderson? Try Coach Alan Bircher’s sets on for size.

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