2014 WOWSA Awards

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2014 WOWSA Awards!

Join WOWSA today to discover

Join WOWSA today to expand your adventures in the open water.

2014 WOWSA Man of the Year:
Henri Kaarma (Estonia)

2014 WOWSA Woman of the Year:
Dr. Nataliya Fatyanova (Russia)

2014 WOWSA Performance of the Year:
Alexandr Brylin and Grigori Prokopchuk (Russia)

2014 WOWSA Offering of the Year:
Step Out of the Ordinary Blue Letter Campaign (Ireland)

 


The WOWSA Awards are given not necessarily to the best athletes, but they are meant to honor the individuals who:
(1) best embody the spirit of open water swimming, (2) possess 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 during the year.

Wherever these individuals ultimately finish in the WOWSA Awards, they are all wonderful role models of the sport, representing the epitome of everything that is cool, right and good about open water swimming.

The heroes and heroines of the open water swimming world are being acknowledged in the WOWSA voting like their predecessors. Each year the global open water swimming community votes special people for a number of awards.

Comments

  1. wrote on November 3rd, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Jacques Tuset

    Deux Français nominés aux ''awards 2014'' de l'association mondiale de nage en eau libre.
    Joanes Hedel nominé dans la catégorie la plus prestigieuses "2014 WOWSA Man of the year" et Jacques Tuset nominé dans la catégorie "2014 WOWSA Performance of the year" En s'inscrivant sur le site du WOWSA, vous pouvez nous soutenir en votant pour nous. C'est gratuit et il est possible de s'exprimer dans les deux catégories.

  2. wrote on November 3rd, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Emmanuelle Capo

    done dude!

  3. wrote on November 3rd, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Sandra Bryant

    otto thaning

  4. wrote on November 4th, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Lexie Kelly

    so many amazing choices! =)

  5. wrote on November 4th, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Dene Friedmann

    Otto Thaning

  6. wrote on November 6th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Joseph Forrest

    All impressive people, but I wonder how many of them will still be doing it at 73? An amazing feat, Otto Thaning – a well deserved congratulations! You get my vote.

  7. wrote on November 7th, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Otto Thaning

    Thank you!

  8. wrote on November 10th, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Christine Arsenault

    So many amazing athletes! It's hard to choose one. As a swimmer, I know the work, training and exceptional performance of each swimmer who completes a swim. Congrats to all. I am so glad your hard work has been honored with these nominations!

  9. wrote on November 11th, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Ramanlal Patkar

    Indias Heart of swmmer Bhakti sharma is all most top possition in vote.
    i sure this award gos to bhakti sharma

  10. wrote on November 12th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Lenka Kuchařová

    Silvie Rybarova…she is hard working and deserves to win so fingers crossed my friend!

  11. wrote on November 13th, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Diana Anaszkiewicz

    Trinity Arsenault, inspirational swimmer and hard worker and determined. Perseverance is what it is all about and she definitely has it.

  12. wrote on November 27th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Swami Nikhileswarananda

    Bhakti Sharma is the fittest person to receive the award being so young.

  13. wrote on December 4th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Ajay Kumar Garg

    You are queen of UDAIPUR. We heartly support you.

  14. wrote on December 6th, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Jim Clifford

    Otto is the man.

  15. wrote on December 18th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    DrRachna Dixit

    Matt Moseley is a hero.

  16. wrote on December 18th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Elisabeth Irvine

    Trinity completed her swim at age 14, the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario. She deserves this more than anyone.

  17. wrote on December 19th, 2014 at 3:01 am

    DrRachna Dixit

    Dancing in the water – Matthew Moseley from New Orleans is the Best.

  18. wrote on December 19th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    John Stuart Bishop

    Adam Walker – of course. It's just obvious!

  19. wrote on December 20th, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Ian Johnson

    Many awesome achievements, but has to be Adam Walker! To be the 1st British person to swim 7 hardest oceans! Getting saved by Dolphins swimming with him in Cook Straight, stung by Portugese Man o War, his set backs just went on and he never "Gave up on his dreams!" Now turning his abilities to help others and a great Ambassador for the Royal Life Saving Association! Great Coach top bloke and an amazing feat by a true English Gentleman! I also followed Otto on his amazing swim! Congrats Otto!

  20. wrote on December 21st, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Terry Ellward

    Adam Walker is simply the best! Vote for him!

  21. wrote on December 21st, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Александр Ефимов

    Отто, ты лучший!

  22. wrote on December 21st, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Swimmers

    OUR VOTE: ADAM WALKER.

  23. wrote on December 22nd, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Diane Galea

    My vote : ADAM WALKER

  24. wrote on December 22nd, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Drew Connelly

    All about ADAM WALKER!

  25. wrote on December 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Tim Kelly

    Trinity Arsenault,

  26. wrote on December 23rd, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Tim Kelly

    Lake Ontario Crossing by Trinity Arsenault (Canada)

  27. wrote on December 24th, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Paula Epton

    My vote Adam Walker

  28. wrote on December 25th, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Abhay Godbole

    My vote for Bhakti sharma

  29. wrote on December 25th, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Shantanu Sachdev

    My vote – Bhakti Sharma.

  30. wrote on December 25th, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Sanjay M Rao

    I vote for Bhakti Sharma.

  31. wrote on December 25th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Sanjay M Rao

    To Vote you have to register on their portal – just naming the person in this list will not work ;-).

  32. wrote on December 26th, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Chandra Shekhar Amar

    Bhakti,is only deserving for the award because only few swimmer come from Asia to take part in this type competitions.My all good wishes goes to her only.
    my vote goes to her.

  33. wrote on December 26th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Mohit Kohar

    My vote for bhakti sharma

  34. wrote on December 26th, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Bhakti Sharma

    Thank you everybody for your votes:-)

  35. wrote on December 27th, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Saurabh Nenawati

    my vote for bhakti sharma.

  36. wrote on December 27th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Chandra Prakash Purohit

    my vote for Bhakti Harish Chandra Sharma.

    b

  37. wrote on December 27th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Chandra Prakash Purohit

    my vote for bhakti sharma.

  38. wrote on December 27th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Shirley Ruddy

    My vote is for Colleen Malon

  39. wrote on December 28th, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Kim Cox

    Adam Walker

  40. wrote on December 28th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Sarah Koriba

    Adam Walker

  41. wrote on December 28th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Sally Bird

    My vote is for Bhakti Sharma.

  42. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Singh Prince

    My vote is for adam walker.

  43. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Charlotte Pope

    Matt is the most amazing swimmer – EVER – and for the most awesome cause!!! Besides- it is New Orleans and
    the music is great- of course !!

  44. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Annette Cullen

    Adam Walker

  45. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Keith Bartolo

    ADAM WALKER

  46. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Brian Hansford

    Adam Walker

  47. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Vanessa Woods

    Adam Walker

  48. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Appu Patel

    My vote for Bhakti Sharma@

  49. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    May Shipperbottom

    My vote Adam Walker

  50. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Marthese Fava

    My vote goes to Adam Walker

  51. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Tracey Jackson

    Vote Adam, he's the man

  52. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Daniela Micallef

    Adam Walker

  53. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Matthew Johnston

    Adam Walker

  54. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Sarah Kellett

    ADAM WALKER all the way.

  55. wrote on December 29th, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Lesley Smith

    Adam Walker

  56. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Mónica Marie Rivas

    Adam Walker

  57. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 2:06 am

    梁家禎

    Adam walker

    No doubt

  58. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Heather Osterman-Robillard

    Adam Walker…without a doubt!

  59. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Thaicouple Oldcouple

    Adam walker

  60. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Nugbin Binny

    Adam walker

  61. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 7:05 am

    David Scott

    Adam walker

  62. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Steve Saunders

    My Vote is for Adam Walker.

  63. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Jim Parker

    My vote is for Adam Walker.

  64. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Marie Cordwell

    Adam Walker :-)

  65. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Stef Brighouse

    Adam Walker

  66. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Jean-Marc Badré

    Jacques TUSET

  67. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Norbert Trebing

    Adam Walker

  68. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Jonathan Tulo

    Vote for Adam walker! Oceans 7 is so hard!!!

  69. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Vivian Kidney

    Adam Walker. Oceans 7

  70. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    ضحى الغربي

    vote 4 ADAM walker.

  71. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Siobhan Russell

    Adam Walker to win!

  72. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Carmel Collins

    Adam walker to win :-)

  73. wrote on December 30th, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Annie Evans Lanceley

    Adam Walker to win.

  74. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Gaetano Cubisino Di Geronimo

    Adam Walker

  75. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Robert Porter

    Adam Walker

  76. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Swati Bhardwaj

    My vote for ….bhakti sharma

  77. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Prashant Dikshit

    My vote for…..,bhakti sharma ( India)

  78. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Rakesh Kumawat

    My vote for
    Bhakti sharma

  79. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Margaret Turner

    Go Adam Walker you deserve this so much! x

  80. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Alison Pyper

    My vote is for Adam Walker x.

  81. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Manish Sanadhya

    My vote for bhakti sharma

  82. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Happy La Tulipe Blanche

    I vote for Adam Walker.

  83. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Jacek Tracz

    Henri Kaarma

  84. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    ضحى الغربي

    VOTE 4 ADAM WALKER :)

  85. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Laura Virkkunen

    Henri Kaarma parimaks taliujujaks!

  86. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    علاء الدين

    My vote for Adam Walker.

  87. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Kristiina Raudsaar

    Henri Kaarma

  88. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Shilpa Kavdia

    My vote for bhakti she actually deserve this

  89. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Eero Ääremaa

    Henri Kaarma

  90. wrote on December 31st, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Irene Treanor

    Colleen mallondeserves to win

  91. wrote on January 2nd, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Kuno Kõrvemaa

    Henri Kaarma!

  92. wrote on December 30th, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Aniel Patil

    Rohan !!!

Add a comment

You must be logged in to comment.



ABOUT US | PRIVACY AND TERMS | IGOTSTUNG | OPENWATERPEDIA | © 2013 OPEN WATER SWIMMING, LLC., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.