PHOENIX, Arizona, December 4. SWIMMING World's 2012 Male and Female European Swimmer of the Year awards go to the Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo and France's Yannick Agnel.
Every year, a panel of international Swimming World Magazine correspondents cast their ballots for Regional and World Swimmers of the Year. This year, female winner Kromowidjojo won the polls by a landslide. The honors come after her golden Olympic sprint double in the 50 and 100 freestyle, winning the 50-meter race by the second-largest margin in Olympic history. Agnel, who continues to impress the swimming community at a number of meets post-London, earned the Swimming World Magazine title for his performance in the men's 4×100 freestyle relay, when he chased down the United States' Ryan Lochte at the finish for gold. Agnel also won individual gold in London in the men's 200 meter freestyle.
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Table Of Contents
World Swimmers of the Year Print and Online Issues
48 page print and online .pdf table of contents
Page 8 World and Regional Swimmers of the Year
by Shoshanna Rutemiller and Jeff Commings
Page 16 Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming & Disabled Swimming Award Winners
Page 18 10 Best Performances of 2012 by John Lohn
Page 20 Dryside Training: Holiday Tune-up by J.R. Rosania
Page 22 The Pool's Edge: Freestyle Pop Quiz by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen
Page 28 Q&A with Coach Bryan Dedeaux by Michael J. Stott
Page 31 Water Polo as Cross-Training by Michael J. Stott
Swimming and water polo should be working together
to get more kids excited about being in the pool.
Page 33 American Relay by Judy Jacob
Page 34 TYR Age Group Swimmer of the Month by Judy Jacob
Page 41 World & American Record Progressions by Jason Marsteller
Page 44 A Final Tribute by John Lohn
As we prepare for the calendar to flip to 2013, thus officially
closing the door on the last year of the Michael Phelps era,
it seems appropriate to bid farewell one more time to the greatest
swimmer the sport has ever known.
Page 6 A Voice for the Sport
Page 23 Holiday Gift Guide
Page 36 Lane 9/Gutter Talk
Page 39 For the Record
Page 43 Calendar
Page 46 Parting Shot