The MSF represents the world's largest community of long-distance open water swimmers. It was established in 2012 by Evan Morrison and Donal Buckley, and is centered at the Marathon Swimmers Forum and its more than 1,000 members.
- To provide a venue for community discussion and peer education via the Marathon Swimmers Forum.
- To recognize outstanding marathon swims and swimmers via the Global Marathon Swimming Awards.
- To curate the Rules of Marathon Swimming and encourage their global use.
- To provide resources and guidelines for undertaking and documenting solo marathon swims.
What is Marathon Swimming?
To swim a long way, and for a long time,
in an open body of water,
according to standardized rules and conduct.