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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Great Open Water Swimming Performances Of 2009

The official results of the global World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year poll, won by Andrew Smilley of the Cayman Islands for his cold-water San Francisco Bay swim in the RCP Tiburon Mile were tabulated and confirmed - and are shown below.

With 9,133 votes cast by fans around the globe, Andrew barely out-voted the world record setting relay team of Camlough as the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year:

1. Andrew Smilley: 2,086 votes
2. Camlough team: 2,003 votes
3. Kane Radford: 1,197 votes
4. Julian Crabtree: 985 votes
5. Petar Stoychev: 596 votes
6. Karen Rodgers: 583
7. Chantelle Le Guilcher: 484 votes
8. Liz Fry: 434 votes
9. Jade Scognamillo: 212 votes
10. Lisa Cummins: 112 votes
11. Tasmin Powell: 89 votes
12. Liane Llewellyn: 75 votes
13. Rostislav Vitek: 53 votes
14. Patti Bauernfeind: 52 votes
15. Lake Taupo Triple-crossing Team: 35 votes
16. Melissa Gorman: 35 votes
17. Penny Palfrey: 22 votes
18. Keri-Anne Payne: 19 votes
18. Ram Barkai and Andrew Chin: 19 votes
20. Thomas Lurz: 15 votes
21. Angela Maurer: 12 votes
22. Riaan Schoeman: 9 votes
23. Valerio Cleri: 6 votes

An amazing terrific group of aquatic adventurers who represent the best that the sport of open water swimming has to offer.

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