We are now accepting nominations for the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year. We have covered events, trends, athletes (young, not-so-young, Olympic and not-so-fast), coaches, administrators, race promoters, solo swims and relays in over 50 countries in 2009 and the number of worthy individuals are too numerous to count.
But the world of open water swimming is too large and growing too fast for us to cover everything. Therefore, your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
The purpose of the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award is to recognize individuals who represent all that is good with open water swimming.
Please email your recommendations to headcoach@10Kswim.com.
As voted by our readers, the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year was Edith van Dijk of the Netherlands who edged out Marcia Cleveland of Chicago, USA. Edith did it all: a mother, an Olympian, a six-time world champion, a top pro marathon swimmer and an English Channel swimmer with a doctorate in economics and a movie credit to boot.
Thank you very much for your assistance.