Global Marathon Swimming Awards


The MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards annually recognize the world's most outstanding marathon swims and marathon swimmers. They are the only peer-nominated, peer-voted awards for the sport of marathon swimming.

Solo Swim of the Year: Most outstanding solo marathon swim

The MSF Solo Swim of the Year is awarded annually to one female and one male, and considers the merits of a single swim.

Past female winners include:

Past male winners include:

The following types of swims are not eligible for Solo Swim of the Year:

Barra Award: Most impressive year of marathon swimming

The MSF Barra Award is awarded annually to one one female and one male, and considers the swimmer's entire body of work in the sport of marathon swimming for a given year.

Past female winners include:

Past male winners include:

Service to Marathon Swimming

The MSF Service to Marathon Swimming Award is awarded annually to an individual or group who contributed most meaningfully to the sport of marathon swimming in a non-swimming role.

Past winners include: