2013 People’s Choice Race of the Year Nominees

November 8, 2013
OTTAWA – Canadian swimming fans will once again have their say in one of Swimming Canada’s annual Big Splash Awards.
Swimming Canada introduced the People’s Choice Race of the Year award last year and the popular fan-vote award is making its return. Swimming Canada staff have nominated six memorable races. Now it’s up to fans of Canadian swimming to vote at https://www.swimming.ca/RaceoftheYearNominees and choose who will receive the People’s Choice Race of the Year award.
The winner will be announced as part of Swimming Canada’s Big Splash Awards Week between Nov. 22 and 29. Voting will close on Nov. 25 and the winner will be announced Nov. 29.
Race of the Year Nominees
  • Hilary Caldwell - Caldwell won a bronze medal in the women's 200-metre backstroke at FINA World  Championships, setting the Canadian record for the third time in 32 hours.
  • Ryan Cochrane - Cochrane won his third straight FINA World Championships silver in the 1,500-metre freestyle, becoming the first Canadian to win six career medals at worlds.
  • Valérie Grand’Maison - Grand'Maison won won Canada’s first gold medal at the IPC Swimming World Championships in her hometown of Montreal, taking the women’s S13 disability category 100-m butterfly.
  • Eric Hedlin - Hedlin won Canada’s first medal on the first day of competition at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, beating German legend Thomas Lurz to take silver in the men's 5-kilometre open water.
  • Benoit Huot - Huot won gold in the men’s 200-m individual medley in the S10 disability category at IPC Swimming World Championships. It was his 23rd world championship medal and the only men's gold for Canada at the event in his hometown of Montreal.
  • Brianna Nelson - Nelson won medals of all three colours at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, highlighted by her gold in the women's S7 category 50-m butterfly.