In St. Petersburg Theatre Variety Arkady Raikin after Vladimir Salnikov Cup award ceremony the Russian Swimming Federation on the basis of 2012. The award, established this year, was awarded in the following categories: "Step Up," "Athlete of the Year," "Sportswoman of the Year," "Discovery of the Year," "Coach of the Year," "Specialist of the Year", "Tutorial of the Year", "Sport program of the year "," Sports Capital of the Year "," Idea of the Year "," Journalist of the Year "," Website of the Year "," Photographer of the Year. " An award-winning chair of the Supreme Supervisory Board the Russian Swimming Federation, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Sergey Naryshkin, Director General of FSUE "Mail of Russia" Alexander Kiselev and Russian Swimming Federation President Vladimir V. Salnikov.
The first statuette in the form of a wave in the "Photographer of the Year" was awarded to Andrei Golovanov and Sergei Kivrin for the best series of photo stories about the Russian swimming. They have been working together for over 20 years. Special pride of photographers is lighting the Olympic Games. The London games are for Kivrin thirteenth, and for Golovanov - tenths.