JUST HEARD THIS NEWS –
PHOENIX, Arizona, November 27. SWIMMING World Today revealed the winners of the 2009 Pacific Rim Swimmers of the Year award as announced in the December issue.
The Female Pacific Rim Swimmer of the Year award went to Jessicah Schipper. She kept the award where it has remained since 1997 in Australia. Only once since the awards creation in 1995 has
it gone to someone outside of Australia. Schipper had a tremendous year including 2 world records and a gold medal in the 200 fly at the World Championships in Rome where she also earned a silver in the 100 fly.