The Italian trio of Paltrinieri, Acerenza, and Sanzullo stole the top 3 of the men’s 5k. On the women’s side, Ashley Twichell toppled Brazilian Ana Cunha for the 5k title.
In addition to Guilherme Costa’s record, Vini Lanza posted the #8 200 IM in the world this year.
After coming back from a major surgery and a coach change to tie for the most-ever open water world championships medals won by a woman, Brazilian Ana Marcela Cunha is our 2017 Swammy Award winner for Open Water Swimmer of the Year.
The Italians continued their dominant open water run at Capri-Napoli.
After an incredible season worldwide, Poliana Okimoto needed to step up to take this award, and she certainly did.