Voting for the World Open Water Swimming Awards continues until December 31st, 2011.

This WOWSA Award for Woman of the Year is not necessarily for the best athlete, but are meant to honor the individual 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.

The voting results after the first 4 weeks is as follows. Voting continues for 2 more weeks:

1. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) – 864 votes (19%)
2. Penny Palfrey (Australia) – 587 votes (13%)
3. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) – 523 votes (12%)
4. Diana Nyad (USA) – 473 votes (11%)
5. Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) – 455 votes (10%)
6. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA) – 406 votes (9%)
7. Elizabeth Fry (USA) – 363 votes (8%)
8. Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden) – 241 votes (5%)
9. Pamela Dickson (New Zealand) – 215 votes (5%)
10. Angela Maurer (Germany) – 147 votes (3%)
11. Charlene Wittstock, The Princess of Monaco – 106 votes (2%)
12. Marcy MacDonald (USA) – 88 votes (2%)

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

These individuals and teams are wonderful ambassadors of the sport, representing the epitome of everything that is cool, right and good about open water swimming.

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