Voting is Now Open for Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED)

Voting is Now Open for Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED)


HydroWorx is proud to announce that the polls are now officially open for the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED)! This award has been created to recognize those who have achieved exceptional rehabilitation results through the use of advanced water therapy.

Determination. Innovation. Excellence.

Sports fans everywhere love a good comeback story. The spirit of the game is epitomized by an athlete’s triumph just months after recovering from a devastating injury. Behind these great comeback stories are the athletic trainers and medical staff who also sacrificed to ensure these athletes and teams would reach their goals.

The 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award will recognize professionals who, despite all odds, garnered superior rehabilitation results through innovative, and sometimes unconventional, methods. Eligible pioneers rely on aquatics as a medium to help achieve exceptional results.

Read the nominees below and vote today! You can vote one time per day until June 17, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT to support your top pick. The winner of the 2015 Excellence in Aquatics Award (SMED) will be announced in the HydroWorx Booth, #1723, at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Annual Symposium in St. Louis, MO on Thursday June 25th. Spread the word on twitter and facebook with #ExcellenceInAquatics.

AND THE NOMINEES (in alphabetical order) ARE…..

  • Duke University for the Rehabilitation of Freshman Basketball Star for Championship Run
  • University of Tennessee’s Sports Medicine Staff for Shattering the Rehab Time Frame Expectations of Freshman Lineman
  • University of Utah for the Recovery of Gymnast’s Torn Achilles Tendon to Achieve Personal High Scores


 *Read the full descriptions of each rehabilitation story and place your votes today.

Stay tuned for the full stories of each nomination in the coming weeks!

Vote Today


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