The WOWSA Awards is an annual public recognition of the world’s open water swimmers, products, services and events in 5 different categories.
The WOWSA Awards was founded in 2008 to celebrate the incredible innovation and accomplishments in our sport.
Voting Begins — January 10, 2022 3 PM PST
Voting Ends — January 31, 2022 3 PM PST
Final Winner’s Announced — February 7, 2022
This year we are changing the voting rules so the WOWSA Awards remains focused on the nominees and their achievements and not just a popular vote.
All voters must register on WOWSA to vote this year. Register here.
Verified Open Water Swimming Community Voters = 10 votes
These are swimmers, coaches and associations from the open water swimming community with verified profiles in the WOWSA directory.
If you are an open water swimmer or coach. Please sign up and add your listing in the directory for free.
Registered WOWSA users without WOWSA verified profiles = 1 vote
We encourage all swimmers, coaches, event organizers, kayakers, volunteers, observers or other contributors to the open water swimming community to add their profile to the WOWSA directory so their vote is weighted accordingly.
Joining the WOWSA Directory is free and can be done by following the instructions here.
NOTICE: This year the public vote count will not be shown throughout the contest so as to not sway voter sentiment and to increase the enjoyment, awe and discovery of these wonderful open water swimming women, men, events and products.
Once the contest ends, our tech team will tally votes against our verified user base emails and make the calculation X 10 for verified users – also after bots, duplicates and fake emails have been removed. The vote count will be shown at the end of the contest.
The votes are verified by unique email address and also IP address. Please review our Terms & Conditions before voting.
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