What a great response to the H2Open 2012 Open Water Swimming Awards: almost 50 nominations received already. Keep them coming in.
The one notable exception is for the “Best International Event of the Year”. We know we have plenty of readers outside the UK, and we also suspect quite a few British swimmers travel to events around the world. We’d love to hear from you what you think are the best open water swimming events in the world. Also, we only have one nomination so far for Inspirational Swim of the Year. Roger Allsopp becoming the oldest man (at 70) to swim the English Channel is certainly inspirational but we’re sure there are others.
Remember, anyone can make a nomination. Complete a nomination form here.
See below for a summary of entries so far.
|Award||No. of nominations||Nominations|
|Charity Swim of the Year||12||
Big Ricks swim team
Great Pier Swim, Southend On Sea (8 nominations)
|Best UK Event||17||
Henley Swim Bridge to Bridge (2 nominations)
British Gas Great East Swim (2 nominations)
British Gas Great Swim Series
Clevedon Annual Long Swim
Henley Swim – Classic (6 nominations)
British Gas Great Salford Swim
Southend Great Pier Swim (2 nominations)
SwimFesT Series, Lakeside
The British Gas Great North Swim
|Best International Event||0|
|Coach of the Year||6||
Tri n Swim Well (2 nominations)
|Innovation of the Year||3||
Queenford Lake Relays (2 nominations)
|Inspirational Swim of the Year||1||Roger Allsopp|
|Open Water Ambassador of the Year||5||
Pauline Squire (2 nominations)
|Open Water Swimmer of the Year||5||