Greatest Open Water Swim Performances Of The Year

Greatest Open Water Swim Performances Of The Year

The official results of the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year poll are below.

Over 35,000 individuals from 158 countries voted online in the three increasingly popular awards sponsored by blueseventy.


The award is meant to honor individuals who (1) best embody the spirit of open water swimming, (2) possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, and (3) have most positively influenced the world of open water swimming.

Andrew Smilley (Cayman Islands) – 2,086 votes
Camlough Team (Ireland) – 2,003 votes
Kane Radford (New Zealand) – 1,197 votes
Julian Crabtree (UK) – 985 votes
Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – 596 votes
Karen Rogers (USA) – 583 votes
Chantell Le Guilcher (Jersey) – 484 votes
Liz Fry (USA) – 434 votes
Jade Scognamillo (Canada) – 212 votes
Tasmin Powell (Jersey) – 89 votes
Liane Llewellyn (Ireland) – 75 votes
Rostislav Vitek (Czech Republic) – 53 votes
Patti Bauernfeind (USA) – 52 votes
Lake Taupo Triple Crossing (multi-national) – 35 votes
Melissa Gorman (Australia) – 35 votes
Penny Palfrey (Australia) – 22 votes
Keri-Anne Payne (UK) – 19 votes
Ram Barkai & Andrew Chin (South Africa) – 19 votes
Thomas Lurz (Germany) – 15 votes
Angela Maurer (Germany) – 12 votes
Riaan Schoeman (South Africa) – 9 votes
Valerio Cleri (Italy) – 6 votes (shown above)

Andrew Smilley was honored as doing the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

The Camlough Team was honored as doing the Greatest European Open Water Performance of the Year.

Kane Radford was honored as doing the Greatest Oceania Open Water Performance of the Year.

Julian Crabtree was honored as doing the Greatest European Open Water Performance of the Year.

Karen Rogers was honored as doing the Greatest Americas Open Water Performance of the Year.

Ram Barkai and Andrew Chin were honored as doing the Greatest African Open Water Performance of the Year.

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