The New Year is upon us! So we at SwimSwam are wrapping up our 2016 Swammy Awards with a look back at the 16 biggest stories of the year 2016.
American Simone Manuel pulled a shocking upset in the 100 free to become the first black woman ever to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming.
The Gold Medallion is ISHOF’s most prestigious honor and it will be presented at the 51st Annual Hall of Fame En- shrinement ceremonies at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California.
Camillo Cametti, of Verona, Italy, Chairman of ISHOF’s International Selection Committee: “This year’s class of 13 athletes, coaches and contributors represents four aquatic disciplines (swimming, diving, swimming and water polo) from ten different nations.”