Open Water Swimming Women Of The Year

Open Water Swimming Women Of The Year

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

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

Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) – 15,555 votes
Lisa Cummins (Ireland) – 1,231 votes
Mighty Mermaids (USA) – 1,125 votes
Angela Maurer (Germany) – 858 votes
Natalie du Toit (South Africa) – 682 votes
Penny Palfrey (Australia) – 598 votes
Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey) – 575 votes
Keri-Anne Payne (UK) – 304 votes
Marcia Cleveland (USA) – 191 votes
Melissa Gorman (Australia) – 158 votes

Poliana Okimoto (shown above) was honored at the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

Lisa Cummins was honored as the European Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

The Mighty Mermaids (left) were honored as the Americas Open Water Swimming Women of the Year.

Natalie du Toit was honored as the African Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

Melissa Gorman was honored as the Oceania Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

Natalie du Toit was honored as the African Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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