CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2016 Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim
Please submit your nominations for the Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim, by commenting on this thread. To submit a private nomination, please contact us.
The Yudovin Award was conceived in 2014 and named after renowned marathon swimmer David Yudovin, with his personal blessing. Tragically, David passed away in 2015.
The Yudovin Award recognizes the single most adventurous solo swim of the year. This award hono(u)rs the spirit of adventure, rather than pure athleticism. In other words, the most interesting or unusual swim, though not necessarily the longest or fastest swim.
A single swim may be nominated for both the Yudovin Award and Solo Swim of the Year - however, this swim may be a finalist in only one of the two categories.
In your nominations, please explain why the individual deserves the nomination.
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 the Yudovin Award (winners indicated in bold):
- Katie Benoit - Bodensee
- Peter Hayden - Anacapa circumnavigation, return to mainland
- Jen Dutton - Keuka Lake A-B-C swim
- Wendy Trehiou - St Malo to Jersey
- Peter Hayden - Santa Barbara Island circumnavigation, return to Catalina
The MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards, now in their fifth year, are the only peer-nominated, peer-voted awards for the sport of marathon swimming.