WOWSA Update With 3 Days To Go

WOWSA Update With 3 Days To Go

HUNTINGTON BEACH. It is coming right down to the wire in the World Open Water Swimming Awards (WOWSA) with lots of movement in the polling results over the last few days.

The top five vote-getters in each category (World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year and World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year) are below.

With athletes representing the sport from all over the world, including Pamela Dickson of New Zealand shown on left, each is a hero in their own right. With voters to date coming from 105 countries, online voting continues until midnight Los Angeles time on December 31st 2011.

1. Jamie Patrick (USA) – Adventure Swimmer – 1,325 votes (19%)
2. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion – 1,317 votes (19%)
3. Salvatore Cimmino (Italy) – Champion of the Disabled – 785 votes (11%)
4. Bruckner Chase (USA) – Ocean Advocacy and Awareness Visionary – 701 votes (10%)
5. Stephen Redmond (Ireland) – Courageous Channel Challenger – 669 votes (10%)
6. Dr. Roger Allsopp (Great Britain) – Barrier-Breaker – 481 votes (7%)
7. Thomas Lurz (Germany) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion – 356 votes (5%)
8. Spyridon Gianniotis (Greece) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion – 315 votes (5%)
9. Yutaka Shinozaki (Japan) – Japan International Open Water Swimming Association – 310 votes (4%)
10. Simon Murie (England) – Open Water Swimming Tour Operator and Enabler – 279 votes (4%)
11. Doug Woodring (Hong Kong) – Ocean Recovery Alliance Visionary – 225 votes (3%)
12. Simon Griffiths (England) – Open Water Swimming Publisher Visionary – 180 votes (3%)

1. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion – 1,701 votes (21%)
2. Penny Palfrey (Australia) – Marathon Swimmer Extraordinaire – 1,334 votes (17%)
3. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) – World Marathon Swimming Champion – 926 votes (12%)
4. Elizabeth Fry (USA) – Two Times Makes Double – 833 votes (10%)
5. Diana Nyad (USA) – Inspiration and Determination Redux – 713 votes (9%)
6. Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) – World Champion and Olympic Favorite – 704 votes (9%)
7. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA) – Nursing Marathon Excellence – 498 votes (6%)
8. Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden) – Swedish Aloha In The Channels – 335 votes (4%)
9. Pamela Dickson (New Zealand) – Lady of the Lake – 331 votes (4%)
10. Angela Maurer (Germany) – Mother of Marathoners – 286 votes (4%)
11. Charlene Wittstock, Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco – 219 votes (3%)
12. Dr. Marcy MacDonald (USA) – Freestyling Foot Doctor – 141 votes (2%)

1. 1400K Swim Across Tunisia (Tunisia) – Swimmer of Peace – 1,880 votes (20%)
2. Selina Moreno Pasagali (Spain) – Marathon Swimming Cancer Survivor – 1,286 votes (13%)
3. Julie Galloway (Ireland) – Record-setting Marathon Swimmer – 1,068 votes (11%)
4. Patagonia Extreme Cold Water Challenge – Adventure at the Tip of South America – 941 votes (10%)
5. Windermere 12-way Warriors (England) – Dozen Times Better – 700 votes (7%)
6. Bridging The Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands) – Captivating Channel Challenge – 553 votes (6%)
7. Ray Gandy (USA) – Two Days in the Bay – 436 votes (5%)
8. The Swim (United Kingdom) – Charity Relay Across the Irish Sea – 415 votes (4%)
9. Japan to Taiwan Ocean Swim Challenge – Japan-to–Taiwan – 402 votes (4%)
10. Rebekah Boscariol (Canada) – Swimming for SickKids – 396 votes (4%)
11. Special Olympics World Summer Games – Greece – 360 votes (4%)
12. Farallon Islands Swimming Association (USA) – Enabling a Renaissance – 284 votes (3%)
13. Colleen Blair (Scotland) – Swimming Across the Graveyard of Ships – 251 votes (3%)
14. Forrest Nelson (USA) – Making the Round in Catalina – 245 votes (3%)
15. A Swim For The Coastlines – Un Nado Por Las Costas (Dominican Republic) – 129 votes (1%)
16. Progetto Adriatico (Italy to Albania) – Learn To Be Free – 128 votes (1%)
17. Swann Oberson (Switzerland) – Switzerland’s First World Champion – 84 votes (1%)

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