SwimSwam’s Official 2018 Swammy Award Index

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2018 Swammy Awards

This month, we’re recounting the top performers and performances of the year 2018. Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions.

Award Winner
Top 10 Swims of the Year Asian Games Medley Relay
Male Swimmer of the Year Kliment Kolesnikov
Female Swimmer of the Year Katie Ledecky
Male US Swimmer of the Year Ryan Murphy
Female US Swimmer of the Year Katie Ledecky
Male Asia Swimmer of the Year Daiya Seto
Female Asia Swimmer of the Year Rikako Ikee
Male Europe Swimmer of the Year Kliment Kolesnikov
Female Europe Swimmer of the Year Sarah Sjostrom
Male Oceania Swimmer of the Year Kyle Chalmers
Female Oceania Swimmer of the Year Ariarne Titmus
Male South America Swimmer of the Year Nicholas Santos
Female South America Swimmer of the Year Julia Sebastian
Male Africa Swimmer of the Year Chad le Clos
Female Africa Swimmer of the Year Tatjana Schoenmaker
Male Central America/Carribean Swimmer of the Year Dylan Carter
Female Central America/Carribean Swimmer of the Year Alia Atkinson
Male Canadian Swimmer of the Year Markus Thormeyer
Female Canadian Swimmer of the Year Taylor Ruck
Male Breakout Swimmer of the Year James Wilby
Female Breakout Swimmer of the Year Wang Jianjiahe
Male World Junior Swimmer of the Year Kliment Kolesnikov
Female World Junior Swimmer of the Year Taylor Ruck
Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year
Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year
International Coaches of Year
U.S. Dave Durden
Oceania Dean Boxall
Canada Ben Titley
Asia Norimasa Hirai / Takayuki Umehara
Africa Rocco Meiring
Britain Steven Tigg
Europe Energy Standard Club
NCAA Male Swimmer of the Year Caeleb Dressel
NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year Ella Eastin
NCAA Men’s Coach of the Year Ray Looze
NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year Greg Meehan
Viral Video of the Year Year of the Vlog
High School Team of Year Fossil Ridge Girls
Age Group Swimmers of the Year – 10&Under Alexis Mesina and Timothy Lee
Age Group Swimmers of the Year – 11-12 Leah Hayes and Dean Jones
Age Group Swimmers of the Year – 13-14 Charlotte Hook and Tona Zinn
Age Group Swimmers of the Year – 15-16 Regan Smith and Gianluca Urlando
Age Group Swimmers of the Year – 17-18 Erica Sullivan and Drew Kibler
Heart of a Champion Maarten van der Weijden
National Development Award Italy

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Dee

Didn’t realise Taylor Ruck was still a junior; Euro juniors being out of line always throws me – She wouldn’t have been eligible for Euro Juniors this past summer.

Usaswimswammer

John Shebat for comeback of the year

Rafael

Male Jr for kolesnikov
Breakout tough one, urlando Scheffer winnigton correa
Race of the year 800 free relay or proud wr?

Anonymoose

Proud wr? What do you mean?

Rafael

Textile wr 21,11 50 free

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