– to recognize outstanding photographs of (and by) marathon swimmers around the world.
– to render a ‘snapshot’ of the year in our sport — a sport that few ever witness, outside the small contingent aboard an escort boat.
– to raise a small amount of funds to offset the operating expenses of our website, marathonswimmers.org.
Donal posted a Forum thread soliciting images, fielded the submissions (over 100), and winnowed them to a mere dozen — plus one of his own, ‘The Channel Swimmers,’ as a cover:
The resulting set of images is (in my clearly unbiased opinion) stunning, and eloquently captures the peculiar beauty of our sport. The calendar can be previewed and/or purchased here: