The MSF Core Team oversees standards and policy for MSF projects, and advances MSF objectives, to:
- Maintain authoritative historical records of successful swims.
- Preserve the sport’s spirit and traditions by articulating general rules and standards.
- Publish and ratify documentation of independent swims.
- Foster connections and information sharing among the global practitioners of ultraswimming.
- Recognize outstanding swims and contributions to the sport.
New York, USA
Co-Founder, New York Open Water and 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. Honor Swimmer, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
Washington, DC, USA
Honor Swimmer, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. First to swim four crossings of the North Channel. First to swim two-way length of Lake George, New York.
Elaine Kornbau Howley
Triple Crown marathon swimmer. Event director, Boston Light Swim. President, Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Assoc.
Co-founder and President, Northwest Open Water Swimming Assoc. Course record holder, Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Honor Administrator, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. President, Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Assoc. Creator of LongSwims Database and track.rs.
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Triple Crown and Australian Triple Crown marathon swimmer. Committee member, Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
World-record holder, longest open water swim. First and only four-way English Channel swimmer. Honor Swimmer, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Co-founder, The Cliff Backyard Ultra Swim.
Documented Swims Review & Ratification Group
2020: Core Team plus Lisa Amorao (USA), Abigail Bergman (USA), Rachael Elkaim Hanisch (AUS), Jessi Harewicz (CAN), Felicity Harrison (AUS), Jessica Kieras (USA), Jacqueline McClelland (N. Ireland), Molly Nance (USA), Franco Prezioso (USA), Kate Robarts (GBR), Mark Spratt (USA), Bogdan Zurbagiu (ROM).
2014: David Barra (USA), Donal Buckley (IRE), Anne Cleveland (USA), Sylvain Estadieu (FRA), Elaine Kornbau Howley (USA), Andrew Hunt (AUS), Andrew Malinak (USA), Anthony McCarley (USA), Evan Morrison (USA), Zoe Sadler (GBR), Fergal Somerville (IRE), Sarah Thomas (USA), Nora Toledano (MEX), Grace van der Byl (USA), Milko van Gool (NED), Scott Zornig (USA).
Rules of Marathon Swimming writers (2014)
- Evan Morrison
- Andrew Malinak
- Donal Buckley
- Elaine Kornbau Howley
- Marathon Swimmers Forum moderators: Jessica Kieras, Caroline Block and Evan Morrison