CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2017 Solo Swim of the Year
Please submit your nominations for Solo Swim of the Year, by commenting on this thread. Anonymous/private nominations are accepted via the contact form, but this is generally discouraged in favor of public nominations..
This award is intended to honor the most outstanding solo marathon swim in 2017 -- one by a female, and one by a male. Criteria: solo, nonstop, unassisted rules & conduct, observed & documented.
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 Solo Swim of the Year (winners indicated in bold):
- Annaleise Carr (Canada). Lake Ontario crossing.
- Chloe McCardel (Australia). English Channel two-way.
- Tina Neill (USA). San Clemente Island to California mainland.
- Trent Grimsey (Australia). New English Channel record.
- Craig Lenning (USA). Tsugaru Strait crossing.
- Bill Shipp (USA). Lake Memphremagog crossing.
- Michelle Macy (USA). North Channel record.
- Sarah Thomas (USA). Two-way Lake Memphremagog.
- Wendy Trehiou (Jersey). Two-way English Channel.
- Fergal Somerville (Ireland). Oldest to complete North Channel.
- Ned Denison (Ireland / USA). False Bay crossing.
- Sylvain Estadieu (France). English Channel butterfly.
- Chloё McCardel - 124.4km Bahamas swim, new world distance record
- Charlotte Samuels - 20-hour Catalina Channel swim
- Susan Simmons - two-way crossing of Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada (68 km)
- Bob Fernald - English Channel
- Craig Lenning - first Farallon Islands to mainland swim since 1967
- Otto Thaning - oldest to swim English Channel
- Chloё McCardel - three-way English Channel
- Jaimie Monahan - Lake Geneva
- Kimberly Chambers - first woman to swim from Farallon Islands to Golden Gate Bridge
- Marcy MacDonald - Loch Ness
- Margarita "Tita" Llorens - first crossing of Mallorca Channel, Spain
- Andrew Malinak - Strait of Juan de Fuca
- Bill Shipp - Catalina Channel
- David Barra - Cayuga Lake
- Jason Betley - two-way Catalina Channel
- Pat Gallant-Charette (Maine, USA) - oldest person to swim the North Channel
- Sally Minty-Gravett MBE (Jersey) - oldest person to swim two-way English Channel
- Carol Schumacher Hayden (California, USA) - oldest person to swim the Catalina Channel
- Sarah Thomas (Colorado, USA) - 80-mile (129 km) swim in Lake Powell
- Howard James (UK) - earliest English Channel swim
- Christian Jongeneel (ES) - double Manhattan circumnavigation
- Mike Tyson (USA) - Lake Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan
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.