CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2017 Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim
Please submit your nominations for the Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim, by commenting on this thread. Anonymous/private nominations are accepted via the contact form, but this is generally discouraged in favor of public nominations.
The Yudovin Award was conceived in 2014 and named after renowned marathon swimmer David Yudovin, with his personal blessing. Tragically, David passed away in 2015.
The Yudovin Award recognizes the single most adventurous solo swim of the year. New criterion this year: Like David's many "firsts," swims nominated in this category should be unprecedented routes.
A single swim may be nominated for both the Yudovin Award and Solo Swim of the Year - however, this swim may be a finalist in only one of the two categories.
Finalists will be selected on the basis of community support, as measured by "Likes." So, if you agree with a nomination and want to "second" it, click the "Like" button on that nomination. Nominations will remain open for approximately three weeks.
Previous years' finalists for the Yudovin Award (winners indicated in bold):
- Patti Bauernfeind - Monterey Bay
- Katie Benoit - triple Bodensee
- Peter Hayden - Anacapa circumnavigation, return to mainland
- Dave Van Mouwerik - Estero Bay
- Jen Dutton - Keuka Lake A-B-C swim
- Wendy Trehiou - St Malo to Jersey
- Peter Hayden - Santa Barbara Island circumnavigation, return to Catalina
- Lori King (New York, USA) - Bermuda circumnavigation
- Jeff Miller (Virgin Islands, USA) - St John circumnavigation
- Greg O’Connor (Massachusetts, USA) - Massachusetts Bay
The MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards, now in their sixth year, are the only peer-nominated, peer-voted awards for the sport of marathon swimming.