Global Marathon Swimming Awards 2015 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

evmoevmo SydneyAdmin
edited January 2016 in Admin Communications

The votes have been tallied, and we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards. Thanks to everyone who participated in the vote. This was our fourth year doing this, and each year we've had a higher turnout than the last.

For more information, please see the dedicated page at:

Solo Swim of the Year

  • Chloё McCardel
  • Jason Betley

Barra Award for Best Overall Year

  • Bridgette Hobart
  • Craig Lenning (tie)
  • Mark Sheridan (tie)

(Yes, there was an outright tie in the Barra-male category.)

Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming

  • Dan Simonelli

Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim

  • Wendy Trehiou

Relay of the Year

  • The Old Men and the Sea

Congratulations to the winners, as well as the rest of the finalists. Your achievements and contributions to the sport have inspired us all.


  • Solo Swim of the Year (female): Chloё McCardel, Jaimie Monahan, Kimberley Chambers, Marcy MacDonald, Tita Llorens
  • Solo Swim of the Year (male): Andrew Malinak, Bill Shipp, David Barra, Jason Betley
  • Barra Award (female): Bridgette Hobart, Jaimie Monahan, Sarah Thomas
  • Barra Award (male): Andrew Malinak, Craig Lenning, Mark Sheridan
  • Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming: Craig Lenning, Dan Simonelli, Eileen Burke, Phil White, Suzie Dods
  • Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim: Dave Van Mouwerik, Jen Dutton, Peter Hayden, Wendy Trehiou
  • Relay of the Year: Arch Academy Zombie Patrol, Deep Enders, Old Men and the Sea


  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    Killing my spork budget......


    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    Love the Spork! :)

  • Sorry about the budget Barra. It is one of the highest honors in swimming for fellow swimmers to present an award like this. It really means a lot to me. I hope everyone has a good season this year. May the seas be calm and your arms swim strong.

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