Tom Daley was named British Swimming Athlete of the Year after receiving nearly a quarter of the votes for the inaugural awards.
The 21-year old won four medals - including gold at his home pool in London - on this year's World Series then two medals - Mixed Team gold and individual 10m bronze - at the World Championships in Kazan.
“This is a massive honour as the competition for this title has been immense,” Daley said. “This year has been fantastic and to have been back on the podium at a World Championships was a great way to end the season.
“There are so many people I want to thank for helping me to achieve my success. A huge thank you to my coach Jane [Figueiredo] for working so hard alongside me every day. She keeps my energy levels high even on a bad day. My family and friends as well - you’re with me every step of the way and I couldn’t do this without you. And course to my fans and everyone that voted for me – thank you.”
Among the other award winners on the night, Jessica-Jane Applegate was named Para-Swimming athlete of the year while Adam Peaty received the Swimming athlete of the year award.
British Swimming Awards 2015
- Athlete of the Year: Tom Daley
- Diving Athlete of the Year: Tom Daley
- Diving Emerging Athlete of the Year: Lois Toulson
- Diving Coach of the Year: Adrian Hinchliffe
- Para-Swimming Athlete of the Year: Jessica-Jane Applegate
- Para-Swimming Emerging Athlete of the Year: Tully Kearney
- Para-Swimming Coach of the Year: Glenn Smith
- Swimming Athlete of the Year: Adam Peaty
- Swimming Emerging Athlete of the Year: Duncan Scott
- Swimming Coach of the Year: Mel Marshall