Unique Awards In The Open Water Swimming World, Part 14

Unique Awards In The Open Water Swimming World, Part 14

Unique Awards In The Open Water Swimming World, Part 14

Courtesy of Mervyn Bremner, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Over the weekend, Mervyn Bremner from Cape Town, South Africa completed miles #147, #148, #149, #150, #151, #152, #153 and #154 at the aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Stanley Kozlowski presented Bremner with a special trophy in commemoration of completing 150 miles at the 8 Mile Club held concurrently at the aQuellé Midmar Mile. “Thank to all my supporters and donors to Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa and special thanks to my daughter Sam [Bremner] for being there on the day.”

The open water swimming community offers a number of unique awards including the following:

* Belt buckles at the SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona, USA: see here
* Conch trophies at the Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim in Turks & Caicos: see here
* Walking sticks and woodals at the Kingdom Swim in Vermont: see here
* Paper crown for Ice Kilometers swimmers at the IISA Ireland National Championships: see here
* For Triple Crowners (English Channel + Catalina Channel + Around Manhattan Island): see here
* MSF Spork + MSF Navigator Award from the MSF: see here
* Cherrywood plaque for South End Rowing Club members for their North Channel crossing: see here
* For H20PLAY Swim Series winners: see here
* For 2-way North Channel relay from Northern Ireland to Scotland and back to Northern Ireland: see here
* For Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swim finishers on Oahu: see here
* For finishers of the Nevis to St. Kitts Cross-Channel Swim: see here
* English Channel award for Shubham Vanmali: see here
* Unique fish awards at the Los Cabos Open Water Challenge: see here.
* Rhinoceros trophy for the Midmar Mile 8 Mile Charity Club: see here.
* North Channel crossing by the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association: see here.
* Gaston Memorial Swim awards: see here.
* English Channel plaque by the City of Dover: see here

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