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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 Swimming Hall of Fame and 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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