Global Marathon Swimming Awards 2015 - FINALISTS
We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards.
For more information, please see the dedicated page:
Solo Swim of the Year (Female)
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)
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)
Barra Award for Best Overall Year (Male)
Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming
Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim
Dave Van Mouwerik - Estero Bay
Jen Dutton - Keuka Lake "A-B-C" swim
Peter Hayden - Santa Barbara Island circumnavigation and return to Catalina Island
Wendy Trehiou - St Malo to Jersey
Relay of the Year
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
Statement on Transparency of Process (one of the founding principles of the MSF Awards):
To the greatest extent possible, and with only a few exceptions, finalists were selected from the pool of Forum-generated nominations, on the basis of community support (as quantified by "likes").
It was an incredible year for women in marathon swimming, and not surprisingly there were plenty of nominations of women for both Solo Swim and Barra Award.
To the community-generated Female Solo nominations, we added Tita Llorens' unprecedented 84 km (52 mile) crossing of the Mallorca Channel in Spain. This swim was mentioned in the Forum by @mauprieto but perhaps under-appreciated here due to the Spanish-language news coverage and documentation.
Wendy Trehiou was nominated in both Solo Swim and Yudovin Award. In keeping with previous policy, the same swim can be a finalist for either Solo OR Yudovin, but not both. In this case, she is a Yudovin finalist.
Female Barra finalists are the top three community-generated nominations.
Male Barra finalists are the top three community-generated nominations.
Streeter finalists are the top five community-generated nominations.
Yudovin finalists are the three community-generated nominations, plus Peter Hayden, whom we transferred from Solo Swim with the consent of his anonymous nominator. We felt the "lollipop" swim was a better fit for the "most adventurous" category. The nomination of the Loch Ness swims (collectively) was ineligible because the category is specifically defined for individuals, not groups.
Relay finalists are the top three community-generated nominations.