Global Marathon Swimming Awards

The MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards annually recognize the world’s most outstanding achievements and contributions in solo marathon swimming.

2019

In Progress

2018

2017

2016

  • Solo Swim of the Year:
    • Sarah Thomas (United States). Lake Powell (new world distance record).
    • Howard James (Great Britain). Earliest English Channel swim - May 16.
  • Barra Award:
  • Service to Marathon Swimming: David Barra, Rondi Davies, & Alex Arevalo of New York Open Water (United States).
  • Yudovin Award: Lori King (United States). Bermuda circumnavigation.

2015

  • Solo Swim of the Year:
  • Barra Award:
  • Service to Marathon Swimming: Dan Simonelli (United States).
  • Yudovin Award: Wendy Trehiou (Jersey). St. Malo, France to Jersey.
  • Relay of the Year: Old Men and the Sea (Bill Spore, Dave Radcliff, Graham Johnston, Robert Beach, Bob Best, Don Baker, Norm Stupfel). Oldest Catalina Channel relay.

2014

  • Solo Swim of the Year:
    • Chloё McCardel (Australia). South Eleuthera Island to Nassau, Bahamas (new world distance record).
    • Craig Lenning (United States). Farallon Islands to California mainland.
  • Barra Award:
  • Service to Marathon Swimming: Neil van der Byl and Grace van der Byl (United States).
  • Yudovin Award: Peter Hayden (United States). Anacapa Island circumnavigation, return to mainland.

2013

  • Solo Swim of the Year:
  • Barra Award:
  • Service to Marathon Swimming: Dover Beach crew - Freda Streeter, Irene Wakeham, Barrie Wakeham. (Great Britain)

2012