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Ben Barham

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Lake Geneva offers the Ultimate Trophy Swim by the Lake Geneva Swimming Association, founded by Ben Barham
Ben Barham's Lake Geneva Swimming Association is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Association WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe

Ben Barham is an open water swimmer from the United Kingdom and a member of Commotion on the Ocean, the 82nd successful relay team across the 20.2-mile Catalina Channel in California. Under the auspices of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, Commotion on the Ocean completed a 14 hour 11 minute 26 second crossing from the California mainland to Catalina Island on 7 August 2012. The team included Julian Rusinek (U.S.A.), Hayden, Peter Hayden (U.S.A.), Vanessa Mesia (U.S.A.), Tim Davies (United Kingdom), and Karl Jacobs.

Lake Geneva Swimming Association[edit]

Barham is the founder of the Lake Geneva Swimming Association, an open water swimming governing body in Lake Geneva.

2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year nomination[edit]

The Lake Geneva Swimming Association is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

Lake Geneva Swimming Association for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Axis Buoy by FINIS (U.S.A.)
2. Best Places To Swim by Orca (New Zealand)
3. Chillswim Coniston by Chillswim (Great Britain)
4. Find A Way by Diana Nyad (U.S.A.)
5. IOLITE by Stephen Holm, Raymond Rogers, Justin Peck (U.S.A.)
6. Lake Geneva Swimming Association by Ben Barham (Switzerland)
7. Madswimmers Charity Swims by Jean Craven (South Africa)
8. Samsung Boğaziçi Kıtalararası Yüzme Yarışı (Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim) by the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (Turkey)
9. Sting No More™ by Dr. Angel Yanagihara (U.S.A.)
10. Swim Across America (U.S.A.)
11. SwimCross (Switzerland)
12. SwimEars® by Hans Henrik Heming (Denmark)
13. Swimmit by Ivan Peralta (Spain)
14. SwimTrack by Evan Morrison (U.S.A.)
15. WEST (Water World Swimming Therapy) (Israel)
16. World Ice Swimming Championships (Russia)

2015 WOWSA Award Nomination[edit]

Lake Geneva Swimming Association by Ben Barham
The Lake Geneva Swimming Association took a beautiful venue in Switzerland that had only been previously crossed twice before and promoted it as the 69 km Ultimate Trophy Swim. Ben Barham not only established a new governing body that welcomes soloists and relays, but also established a visual record of its attempts and successes. For supporting the 28 hour 12 minute efforts of Kate Mason and Julia Aston, for supporting the 32 hour 52 minute crossing by Jaimie Monahan, and for putting another gorgeous venue on the global marathon swimming map, the Lake Geneva Swimming Association completed a 2-person relay across Lake Geneva under the auspices of the Lake Geneva Swimming Association is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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