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January 6, 2016

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MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards
Finalists Announced

The nominations and "seconds" have been tallied, and we are pleased to announce the finalists for the Fourth Annual Global Marathon Swimming Awards:

Solo Swim of the Year (Female)

Recognizing the most outstanding solo marathon swim by a female in 2015.

Chloё McCardel - English Channel 3-way

Jaimie Monahan - Lake Geneva

Kimberley Chambers - Farallones to Golden Gate

Marcy MacDonald - Loch Ness

Margarita "Tita" Llorens - Mallorca Channel

Solo Swim of the Year (Male)

Recognizing the most outstanding solo marathon swim by a male in 2015.

Andrew Malinak - Strait of Juan de Fuca

Bill Shipp - Catalina Channel

David Barra - Cayuga Lake

Jason Betley - Catalina Channel 2-way

Barra Award for Best Overall Year (Female)

Recognizing the most impressive year of marathon swimming, all considered, in 2015. Named for David Barra.

Bridgette Hobart

Jaimie Monahan

Sarah Thomas

Barra Award for Best Overall Year (Male)

Recognizing the most impressive year of marathon swimming, all considered, in 2015. Named for David Barra.

Andrew Malinak

Craig Lenning

Mark Sheridan

Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming

Recognizing the individual or group who have contributed most meaningfully to the sport of marathon swimming in a non-swimming role, in 2015. Named for Freda Streeter.

Craig Lenning

Dan Simonelli

Eileen Burke

Phil White

Suzie Dods

Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim

Recognizing the most adventurous, unusual, or interesting solo marathon swim of 2015. Named for David Yudovin.

Dave Van Mouwerik - Estero Bay

Jen Dutton - Keuka Lake "A-B-C" swim

Peter Hayden - Santa Barbara Island circumnavigation with return to Catalina Island

Wendy Trehiou - St Malo to Jersey

Relay of the Year

Recognizing the most outstanding relay swim of 2015.

Arch Academy Zombie Patrol - Santa Barbara Island to Anacapa Island

Deep Enders - San Nicolas Island to mainland

Old Men and the Sea - oldest Catalina Channel relay


 

Congratulations to all the finalists!


An email with a unique voting token will be sent to all members of the Marathon Swimmers Forum, in the next few days. One person, one vote!

 

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