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DAY #15 VOTING RESULTS

(verified votes (IP checked and duplicate email checked) as of January 16 2021 12 PM PST)

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nejib belhedi

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Nejib Belhedi promotes Ouma, an Arabic word meaning "swim in the sea," as h…..

paul eugen dorin georgescu

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Paul Georgescu traveled to Antarctica and set a Zero Ice Mile world record …..

jaime lomelin

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For 44 years, Jaime Lomelin has loomed large over the Mexican open water sw…..

pedro rego monteiro

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Pedro Rego Monteiro found a way to continue the largest and most popular oc…..

ryan stramrood

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Despite the ongoing pandemic, Ryan Stramrood achieved his Century Swim of t…..

henri kaarma

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Henri Kaarma organizes the Estonian Winter Swimming Championships while rem…..

andre wiersig

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André Wiersig is an ambassador for the German Ocean Foundation, co-created …..

julian critchlow

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Julian Critchlow shares his genius insight on English Channel data that pro…..

joe zemaitis and john zemaitis

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Brothers Joe and John Zemaitis took to the seas, rivers and lakes, organizi…..

evan morrison

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Evan Morrison has demanded transparency and carefully peer-reviewed documen…..

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