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Unique Awards In The Open Water Swimming World, Part 10

Cherelle Osteringer (23) in 1:30:43 and John de Mestre (52) in 1:33:01 won the 2014 Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swim on Oahu.

Eric Nilsson (25) in 1:32:54 and Victoria West (31) in 1:49:35 won the 2012 Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swim in Waikiki Beach.

Courtesy of Jim Anderson, Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swim, Waikiki, Hawaii.

Ryan Saunders (21) in 1:35:41 and Taylor Ritenberg (22) in 1:44:32, winners of the 2013 Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swim are shown on left.

Jim Anderson has long handed out unique awards for his 7 km Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swim held in Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu.

Known as the Double Roughwater, the awards are colorful stain glass artwork and objects of local fish including clownfish and Humuhumu'ele'ele.

For more information about the 7 km ocean swim, visit here.

For other unique awards from the SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona (belt buckles), visit here.

For unique awards from the Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim in Turks & Caicos (conch trophies), visit here.

For unique awards from the Kingdom Swim in Vermont (walking sticks and woodals), visit here.

For unique awards given to Ice Kilometers swimmers at the IISA Ireland National Championships (paper crowns), visit here.

For unique awards given to Triple Crowners (English Channel + Catalina Channel + Around Manhattan Island), visit here.

For unique awards given by the Marathon Swimmers Federation (MSF Spork + MSF Navigator Award), visit here.

For unique awards given to South End Rowing Club members for North Channel crossing (cherrywood plaque), visit here.

For unique award given to the H20PLAY Swim Series winners, visit here.

For a unique medal given to a 2-way North Channel relay from Northern Ireland to Scotland and back to Northern Ireland , visit here.

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