World Top 100 Events

Vote for your favorite event throughout the year! Contest runs from April 28th 2022 to December 31 2022

World Top 100 Events!

The nominees are annually assessed by the WOWSA Board of Directors and a global set of advisors based on the following criteria:

History – Historical significance with a track record of safety and success
Uniqueness – Event format is unique or the location is special and beautiful
Popularity – Enthusiasm in the open water community is successfully established
Difficulty – Provides a meaningful open water challenge
Attention to Safety – Established organizational priority on protecting the swimmers
Global geographic distribution – A mix of locations throughout the world

Voting Begins — April 28, 2022 3 PM GMT
Voting Ends — December 1, 2022 3 PM GMT
Final Winner’s Announced — January 1, 2023

Voting Rules:

You do not need to register to vote for the WOWSA Top 100 Event.

Every user gets 3 votes per day for a year!

So after you visit WOWSA to read the Daily News of Open Water Swimming, pop on over to the World Top 100 Events and vote for your favorite race!

That’s it!

Feel free to comment on your favorite swim and tell us why you like it!

View all these awesome events sorted by event date, location, water temperature, experience level, water type, swim type in our new WOWSA directory

If you would like to submit your event for consideration fill in the form here.

The votes are verified by unique email address and also IP address. If more than one person is voting using the same wifi (or network) the system will not send a verification code. We are doing this to ensure a secure voting system and also make it possible for users to vote without registration. Please review our Terms & Conditions before voting.



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