just launched the voting for their World Open Water Swimming awards. There are categories for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and Performance of the Year. Voting is open from November 1st 2010 until the end of the year.

They’ve done a great job of nominating people out of the open water community from all over the world. I’m particularly excited to see people like my buddy Dave Barra nominated as Man of the Year and my friends from the Swim22 Catalina Relay nominated as a Performance of the Year.

To give you an idea of the spirit of these awards here’s a little text lifted from the site:

The 2010 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year award is meant to is meant to honor the individual(s) who (1) best embodies the spirit of open water swimming, (2) possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, and (3) has demonstrated the most impressive open water swimming performance of the year.

One other notable nominee, at least in my humble opinion, would be… well… me! :) I’m a little shocked and very flattered to have made the cut as a nominee for Performance of the Year for my work as an “Open Water Documentarist.” How cool is that? Also I need to add Open Water Documentarist to my resume, it sounds a lot fancier than “swim blogger.”

Here’s what they had to say about me:

If you like what I do here and you want to vote for me click here and look for #16

Make sure you check out all 3 categories and cast your votes!

4 Responses to “2010 World Open Water Swimming Awards Voting is Open”

  1. JoshN says:

    I voted for you! Why not? Your site really spiced up my summer and motivated me!

  2. Rob, just voted for you. I am also in this contest at La Jolla cove for mileage in under 62 degree waters. You know I’ll be paying a visit up there soon! :-)

  3. Rob D says:

    Josh – thanks dude! I’m glad I could help at a distance :)

    Natalie – if you need under 62 degree water I’ve got plenty… It was 56 for my swim on Thursday, hopefully that’s cold enough for you :)

  4. It was 57 in the LBC today. I’ve got 2 less degrees until I start complaining lol