Global Marathon Swimming Awards 2016 - FINALISTS
We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards.
For more information, please see the dedicated page:
Solo Swim of the Year (Female)
Pat Gallant-Charette (US) - oldest to swim North Channel
Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey) - oldest to swim two-way English Channel
Carol Schumacher Hayden (US) - oldest to swim Catalina Channel
Sarah Thomas (US) - 80 mile (129 km) swim in Lake Powell
Solo Swim of the Year (Male)
Howard James (UK) - earliest English Channel swim
Christian Jongeneel (Spain) - double Manhattan circumnavigation
Mike Tyson (US) - Lake Issyk Kul
Barra Award for Best Overall Year (Female)
Caroline Block (US)
Devon Clifford (US)
Chloe McCardel (Aus.)
Jaimie Monahan (US)
Dan Simonelli (US)
Mark Spratt (US)
Philip Yorke (UK)
David Barra, Rondi Davies, Alex Arevalo (US) - New York Open Water
Sam Jones (UK) - English Channel crew
Roy Malinak (US) - NY-area swim support
Lori King (US) - swim around Bermuda
Jeff Miller (US) - swim around St John
Greg O'Connor (US) - swim across Massachusetts Bay
Statement on Transparency of Process
- Finalists were selected as the top three or four community-generated nominations, as measured by "likes", as of November 25.
- The female categories of Solo Swim of the Year and the Barra Award were expanded to four finalists, proportional to the greater number of nominations.
- Sarah Thomas was nominated in both Solo Swim of the Year and the Yudovin Award. According to previous policy, a single person can be a finalist in either Solo OR Yudovin, but not both. With Sarah's consent, we placed her in the Solo category.
Stay tuned for information on the voting process and schedule.
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