FINA Athletes of the Year

The FINA Athletes of the Year is a set of awards presented by FINA (International Swimming Federation) and the FINA Aquatics World Magazine. Each recognises excellence in five categories of aquatic sports: swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming. The award was inaugurated in 2010.

SwimmingEdit

Year Female winner Nationality Male winner Nationality
2010 Therese Alshammar   Sweden Ryan Lochte   United States
2011 Missy Franklin   United States Ryan Lochte (2)   United States
2012 Missy Franklin (2)   United States Michael Phelps   United States
2013 Katie Ledecky   United States Ryan Lochte (3)   United States
2014 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary Chad le Clos   South Africa
2015 Katinka Hosszú (2)   Hungary Mitch Larkin   Australia
2016 Katinka Hosszú (3)   Hungary Michael Phelps (2)   United States
2017 Sarah Sjöström   Sweden Caeleb Dressel   United States
2018 Katinka Hosszú (4)   Hungary Chad le Clos (2)   South Africa
2019 Sarah Sjöström (2)   Sweden Caeleb Dressel (2)   United States
2021 Emma McKeon   Australia Caeleb Dressel (3)   United States

Best swimming performanceEdit

Year Female winner Nationality Male winner Nationality
2015 Katie Ledecky   United States Adam Peaty   United Kingdom
2016 Katie Ledecky (2)   United States Adam Peaty (2)   United Kingdom

Water poloEdit

Year Female winner Nationality Male winner Nationality
2010 Elizabeth Armstrong   United States Vanja Udovičić   Serbia
2011 Alexandra Asimaki   Greece Filip Filipović   Serbia
2012 Maggie Steffens   United States Josip Pavić   Croatia
2013 Jennifer Pareja   Spain Dénes Varga   Hungary
2014 Maggie Steffens   United States Filip Filipović   Serbia
Year Female team winner Male team winner
2015   United States   Serbia
2016   United States (2)   Serbia (2)
2017   United States (3)   Croatia
2018   United States (4)   Hungary
2019   United States (5)   Italy
2021 Maggie Steffens   United States Filip Filipović   Serbia

DivingEdit

Year Female winner Nationality Male winner Nationality
2010 Chen Ruolin   China Patrick Hausding   Germany
2011 Wu Minxia   China Qiu Bo   China
2012 Wu Minxia (2)   China Ilya Zakharov   Russia
2013 He Zi   China He Chong   China
2014 Liu Huixia   China Cao Yuan   China
2015 Shi Tingmao   China He Chao   China
2016 Shi Tingmao (2)   China Chen Aisen   China
2017 Shi Tingmao (3)   China Thomas Daley   United Kingdom
2018 Shi Tingmao (4)   China Cao Yuan (2)   China
2019 Shi Tingmao (5)   China Xie Siyi   China
2021 Shi Tingmao (6)   China Xie Siyi (2)   China

High divingEdit

Year Female winner Nationality Male winner Nationality
2013 Cesilie Carlton   United States Orlando Duque   Colombia
2014 Rachelle Simpson   United States Orlando Duque (2)   Colombia
2015 Rachelle Simpson (2)   United States Gary Hunt   United Kingdom
2016 Lysanne Richard   Canada Gary Hunt (2)   United Kingdom
2017 Rhiannan Iffland   Australia Steven LoBue   United States
2018 Rhiannan Iffland (2)   Australia Gary Hunt (3)   United Kingdom
2019 Rhiannan Iffland (3)   Australia Gary Hunt (4)   United Kingdom
2021 Ellie Smart   United States Owen Weymouth   United Kingdom

Artistic swimmingEdit

Year Winner Nationality
2010 Natalia Ishchenko   Russia
2011 Natalia Ishchenko (2)
Svetlana Romashina
  Russia
  Russia
2012 Natalia Ishchenko (3)   Russia
2013 Svetlana Romashina (2)   Russia
2014 Huang Xuechen   China
Year Female winner Nationality Male winner Nationality
2015 Svetlana Romashina (3)   Russia Aleksandr Maltsev
Bill May
  Russia
  United States
2016 Natalia Ishchenko (4)
Svetlana Romashina (4)
  Russia
  Russia
2017 Svetlana Kolesnichenko   Russia Giorgio Minisini
Aleksandr Maltsev (2)
  Italy
  Russia
2018 Yelyzaveta Yakhno   Ukraine Giorgio Minisini (2)   Italy
2019 Svetlana Romashina (5)
Svetlana Kolesnichenko (2)
  Russia
  Russia
Aleksandr Maltsev (3)   Russia
2021 Svetlana Romashina (6)
Svetlana Kolesnichenko (3)
  Russia
  Russia
Aleksandr Maltsev (4)   Russia

Open water swimmingEdit

Year Female winner Nationality Male winner Nationality
2010 Ana Marcela Cunha   Brazil Valerio Cleri   Italy
2011 Keri-Anne Payne   United Kingdom Thomas Lurz   Germany
2012 Éva Risztov   Hungary Oussama Mellouli   Tunisia
2013 Poliana Okimoto   Brazil Thomas Lurz (2)   Germany
2014 Ana Marcela Cunha (2)   Brazil Allan do Carmo   Brazil
2015 Ana Marcela Cunha (3)   Brazil Jordan Wilimovsky   United States
2016 Sharon van Rouwendaal   Netherlands Ferry Weertman   Netherlands
2017 Ana Marcela Cunha (4)   Brazil Marc-Antoine Olivier   France
2018 Ana Marcela Cunha (5)   Brazil Ferry Weertman (2)   Netherlands
2019 Ana Marcela Cunha (6)   Brazil Kristóf Rasovszky   Hungary
2021 Ana Marcela Cunha (7)   Brazil Florian Wellbrock   Germany

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