Awards In The Open Water Swimming World

Awards In The Open Water Swimming World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

There are a wide variety number of awards given by myriad governing bodies and organizations throughout the open water swimming world. Below is a representative sampling of the myriad honors and awards given annually, not including those individuals and organizations honored by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame:

* Alison Streeter MBE Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Audrey Scott Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Audrey Scott Commemorative Award (Channel Swimming Association)
* Avril and Alan Mitchell Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Barra Award for Most Prolific Overall Year (Marathon Swimmers Federation)
* Barrie Darling Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Belhedi Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Best Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year (FINA)
* Best Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year (FINA)
* Best Organised Open Water Swim (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Bill Pickering Shield (Channel Swimming Association)
* Breaststroke Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Buck Dawson Authors Award (International Swimming Hall of Fame)
* Cliff Lumsdon Award (Solo Swims of Ontario)
* Connaught Open Water Swimmer of the Year (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* CSA Centenary Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* CSA Gold Medal (Channel Swimming Association)
* CSA Special Award Shield (Channel Swimming Association)
* CS&PF “Special Thanks” Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Derek Turner Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Des Renford Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Dover Straits Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Elise Brook Encouragement and Perseverance Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Eurotunnel Trophy (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year (Swimming World Magazine and many national governing bodies)
* Frank Richards Endurance Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Fred Slater Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Garnet Martin Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* George Hunihan, For the Love of the Swim Award (Kingdom Swim)
* Gertrude Ederle Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Glen S. Hummer Award (USA Swimming)
* Gertrude Ederle Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Graeme Thompson Memorial Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Hans Belay Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Harry Moffat Memorial Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Howe Bridge CRT Award (Channel Swimming Association)
* Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (International Swimming Hall of Fame)
* James Brennan Memorial Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* JLDSC “For Special Recognition” Award and Cup (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* John Bullett Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* John & Gwen Jacques Shield (Channel Swimming Association)
* John Unicume Wood Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Julie Bradshaw Award (Channel Swimming Association)
* Julie Bradshaw Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Juvenile Best Newcomer to Open Water Swimming (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Juvenile Swimmer of the Year (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Lada Cross Channel Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Leinster Open Water Swimmer of the Year (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Leo Cox Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Letona Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Lifetime Achievement Award (World Open Water Swimming Association)
* Longest Standard Relay Crossing Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year (Swimming World Magazine and many national governing bodies)
* Margaret Smith Award (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Mark Rickhuss Memorial Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Montserrat Tresserras Cup (Channel Swimming Association
* Montserrat Tresserras Shield (Channel Swimming Association)
* Most Meritorious Special Category Relay (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Observer of the Year Shield (Channel Swimming Association)
* Observers Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* O’Clee Jubilee Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Oldman Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Open Water Swim Performance of the Year (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Paragon Aquatic Safety Award (International Swimming Hall of Fame)
* Páraic Casey Munster Open Water Swimmer of the Year (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Peter Adams Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Pierre Van Vooren Memorial Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Poseidon Award (International Swimming Hall of Fame)
* Ray Cossum Shield (Channel Swimming Association)
* Ray Scott Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Ray & Audrey Scott Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Ray Scott Memorial Shield (Channel Swimming Association)
* Robert Lyle Memorial Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Rosemary George Trophy (Channel Swimming Association)
* Seafarers Award (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation)
* Senior Best Newcomer to Open Water Swimming (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Senior Swimmer of the Year Male (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Senior Swimmer of the Year Female (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Solo Swim of the Year (Marathon Swimmers Federation)
* Sotiraki Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Stan Maycock Shield (Channel Swimming Association)
* Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming (Marathon Swimmers Federation)
* Sunny Lowry Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Ted Keenan Ulster Open Water Swimmer of the Year (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Teresa Zarzeczanska Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Tom Butcher Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* Van Audenaerde Endurance Cup (Channel Swimming Association)
* Van Audenaerde Tankard (Channel Swimming Association)
* William Keating Trophy (British Long Distance Swimming Association)
* World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year (World Open Water Swimming Association)
* World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year (World Open Water Swimming Association)
* World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year (World Open Water Swimming Association)
* World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year (World Open Water Swimming Association)
* Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim (Marathon Swimmers Federation)

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