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Monday, March 13, 2017

Mark Sheridan Awarded Diamond Jubilee Special Award

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Mark Sheridan recently received the Diamond Jubilee Special Award from the British Long Distance Swimming Association for his 2016 crossing of Lake Geneva.

What is remarkable about Sheridan's 69 km crossing of Lake Geneva is his solo marathon swim of 33+ hours was not unique.

A vast majority of the successful Lake Geneva crossings - whether solo, relay or stage swims - have been at least 24 hours in length:

* Alain Charmey (Switzerland, age 34) in August 1986 in 22 hours 43 minutes
* Vedika Bolliger (Switzerland, age 34) in July 1999 in 42 hours 45 minutes
* Jaimie Monahan (USA, age 36) in August 2015 in 32 hours 52 minutes
* Mark Sheridan (UK, age 42) in July 2016 in 33 hours 6 minutes
* Jaimie Monahan (USA, age 37) in September 2016 in 28 hours 36 minutes
* Dr. Nicholas Murch (UK, age 37) in September 2016 in 32 hours 46 minutes
* Water Worshippers (UK), 2-person stage relay in August 2015 in 28 hours 12 minutes
* Frequent Flyers (UK & Germany), 6-person relay in July 2016 in 33 hours 34 minutes
* Geneva By 3 (UK), 3-person relay in July 2016 in 27 hours 39 minutes
* Maddie & Sophie Swim To Geneva (UK), 2-person relay with rotating 4-hour legs in September 2016 in 30 hours 42 minutes
* ChaCha Team (Switzerland), 8-person relay in September 2016 in 23 hours 29 minutes
* JENBO Jets (UK & Hong Kong), 4-person relay in September 2016 in 27 hours 55 minutes

For more information by the Lake Geneva Swimming Association, visit here.

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