Marathon Swimmers Federation

2015 Solo Swim of the Year - Finalists

Category: Solo Swim of the Year | Barra Award for Best Overall Year | Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming | Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim | Relay of the Year


Solo Swim of the Year (Female)

Chloё McCardel

Three-way crossing of the English Channel. 63 miles (101.4 km) in 36 hours, 12 minutes. First Austalian, second woman, fourth overall, and first in 25 years to complete this swim. Sanctioned and observed by the Channel Swimming Association.

Jaimie Monahan

Lengthwise crossing of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. 69 km (42.8 miles) in 32 hours, 52 minutes. Second woman, second overall, and first in 16 years to complete this swim. Sanctioned and observed by the Lake Geneva Swimming Association.

Kimberley Chambers

Farallon Islands to Golden Gate Bridge, California. 29.7 miles (47.8 km) in 17 hours, 12 minutes. First woman, third overall to complete this swim. Sanctioned and observed by the Farallon Islands Swimming Federation.

Marcy MacDonald

Lengthwise crossing of Loch Ness, Scotland. 22.2 miles (36 km) in 11 hours, 59 minutes. First American to complete this swim. Sanctioned and observed by the British Long Distance Swimming Association.

Margarita "Tita" Llorens

Crossing of Mallorca Channel betwen Mallorca and Ibiza, Spain. 81 km (51 miles) in 28 hours, 11 minutes. First person to complete this crossing (third attempt). Sanctioned and observed by the Menorca Channel Swimming Association.


Solo Swim of the Year (Male)

Andrew Malinak

Crossing of Strait of Juan de Fuca: British Columbia, Canada to Washington, USA. 10.4 miles (16.8 km) in 6 hours, 59 minutes. Fastest crossing, first successful since 1989, and seventh overall. Sanctioned and observed by Northwest Open Water Swimming Association.

Bill Shipp

Catalina Channel crossing. 20 miles (32.3 km) in 11 hours, 47 minutes. Sanctioned and observed by Catalina Channel Swimming Federation.

David Barra

Lengthwise crossing of Cayuga Lake, New York. 38 miles (61.1 km) in 23 hours, 26 minutes.

Jason Betley

Two-way Catalina Channel crossing. 40 miles (64.6 km) in 28 hours, 10 minutes. Oldest to complete a two-way, and first since 2010. Sanctioned and observed by Catalina Channel Swimming Federation.


Category: Solo Swim of the Year | Barra Award for Best Overall Year | Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming | Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim | Relay of the Year


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