2011 World Open Water Swimming Association Award Nominees
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
We are pleased to announce the 2011 WOWSA Award Nominees. To find out details about each nominee, click the name. If you’d like to proceed directly to voting click HERE between November 1st and December 31st.
These awards are not necessarily for the best athletes, but are meant to honor the men and women who (1) best embodies the spirit of open water swimming, (2) possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, and (3) has most positively influenced the world of open water swimming in 2011.
Woman of the Year Nominees
(Argentina) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion
(USA) – Inspiration and Determination Redux
Man of the Year Nominees
(Germany) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion
(Great Britain) – Open Water Swimming Tour Operator and Enabler
Yutaka Shinozaki (
Japan) – Founder of the Japan International Open Water Swimming Association
(Bulgaria) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion
Performance of the Year
(Scotland) – Swimming Across the Graveyard of Ships
(United Kingdom) – Charity Relay Across the Irish Sea