Jack Laugher, Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, Lois Toulson and Noah Williams are up for LEN's 2022 Diver of the Year awards, with voting open to the public until 10th February.
The four athletes had exceptional 2022 campaigns, taking 26 medals between them across all major international senior and junior championships.
LEN's Awards aim to honour the great male and female competitors from the aquatic disciplines of diving, swimming, artistic swimming, open water and water polo. For the first time, LEN will also award male and female winners from high diving, which debuted at the 2022 European Championships.
Nominees were chosen based on their performances during the 2022 season in LEN and World Aquatics events. These shortlists were approved by the Technical Committee of each discipline and ratified by the Executive Bureau.
The public vote will count for 30% of the total voting, with 70% weighting for the LEN members and technical committee voting.
The nomination continues what has been a lucrative awards season for Spendolini-Sirieix, with the European and Commonwealth champion being recognised for her achievements in a number of ways over the winter period – including winning the National Lottery Awards Athlete of the Year, finishing runner up for the illustrious Piotr Nurowski prize, and being nominated for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Laugher also enjoyed an impressive year on the springboard i
n 2022 – off the back of his third Olympic medal in Tokyo in 2021. After claiming 1m and 3m Synchro silver - the latter alongside Anthony Harding - and 3m bronze at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, the 28-year-old then moved on to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, picking up three medals, before a couple of golds at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome rounded off the summer for the Yorkshireman.
The Commonwealth Games and European Championships were where Toulson made the headlines, the latter seeing the 23-year-old being crowned European champion across both the 10m Platform and Mixed 10m Synchro events. She preceded the achievement by taking two silvers at the Commonwealth Games.
Williams was another athlete who took medals from all three major competitions last summer in what was a ground-breaking year for the 22-year-old, which included gold and silver medals with men’s synchro partner Matty Lee at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships respectively, as well as an individual silver medal in the Men’s 10m Platform.
The public vote will count for 30% of the total voting, with 70% weighting for the LEN members and technical committee voting. Aquatics fans are permitted to make one vote per category in each discipline shortlist.
Full descriptions on all of the nominees, as well as how to vote and all other information, is available on LEN's Website.