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Fast and Frozen

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Fast and Frozen is an open water swimming relay that accomplished an unprecedented 2-way North Channel crossing from Ireland to Scotland to Ireland in 29 hours 57 minutes. They left the shore of Ireland on 27 July 2015 at 7:52 am and completed the two-way relay swim at 1:49 pm on 28 July 2015, escorted by Pádraig Mallon's Infinity Channel Swimming.

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Start: ​​​7:52.00 am 27th July 2015
Landfall in Scotland: ​11:33.06 pm
Finish: ​​​1:49.23 pm 28th July 2015
Total Time: ​​​29 hours 57 minutes 23 seconds
Legs: Each team member swam 5 x 1 hour with Elina Makïnen's 5th swim at 57 minutes
Time from Ireland to Scotland: 15 hours 46 minutes
Time from Scotland to Ireland: 14 hours 13 minutes

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2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominee[edit]

Fas and Frozen is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Andreas Fath (Germany) Swim for Science
2. Andrea Fazio (Italy) Like Father, Like Son
3. Christian Reichert (Germany) FINA World Cup Champion
4. Dan Projansky (U.S.A.) Butterflying Marathoner
5. Jim Clifford (U.S.A.) Oldest Triple Crowner
6. Fast and Frozen by Henri Kaarma (Estonia), Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Anna Carin-Nordin (Sweden), Patrick Corcoran (Ireland), Zdeněk Thalmika (Czech Republic), Elina Makïnen (Finland) Two-way North Channel Relay
7. Ganga Avahan by by Paramvir Singh, Gullupilli Narahari, Saripilli Srihari (India) Stage Swimmers
8. Jordan Wilimovsky (U.S.A.) Olympian & World Champion
9. Kelly Gneiting (U.S.A.) Sumo Swimmer
10. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand) Farallon Freestyler
11. Matthew Moseley (U.S.A.) Trifecta Lake-Ocean-River Swimmer
12. Mike Arbuthnot (South Africa) Midmar Mile Founder
13. Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia) Camel Swim
14. Night Train Swimmers by Grace van der Byl, Dave Holscher, Kimberley Chambers, Adam Eilath, Ashley Horne, Vito Bialla (U.S.A./New Zealand) NT300 Relay
15. Oceans Seven Relay by Rick Gaenzle, Chris Kraus, Brian Ross (U.S.A.) Triumphant Trio
16. Susan Simmons (Canada) Swimming with Multiple Sclerosis
17. Swim The Eden Expedition by Calum Hudson, Jack Hudson, Robbie Hudson (Great Britain) Brotherly Wild Swim
18. Team Nadadores Locos by Amy Appelhans Gubser, Kirk McKinney, Les Mangold, John Sims, Jeff Everett, Andrew McLaughlin (U.S.A.) Two-way Farallon Islands Relay
19. The Old Men And The Sea Relay by Don Baker, Dr. Bill Spore, Dave Radcliffe, Graham Johnston, Bob Best, Bob Beach, Norm Stupfel (U.S.A.) Catalina Cruisers
20. The Deep Enders by Jim McConica, Tom Ball, John Chung, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, Stacey Warmuth (U.S.A.) San Nicholas Channelers
21. Theodore Yach (South Africa) Robben Island Swimmer
22. Trent Theroux (U.S.A.) Comeback Circumnavigation
23. Wendy Trehiou (Jersey) Saint Malo to Jersey

2015 WOWSA Award Nomination[edit]

Fast and Frozen's 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year nomination reads as follows:

Fast and Frozen by Henri Kaarma (Estonia), Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Anna Carin-Nordin (Sweden), Patrick Corcoran (Ireland), Zdeněk Thalmika (Czech Republic), Elina Makïnen (International) Two-way North Channel Relay
Fast and Frozen lived up to its name in its 2-way North Channel relay. The team of formidable ice swimmers completed an unprecedented double-crossing journey across the North Channel from Ireland to Scotland to Ireland. Henri Kaarma (Estonia), Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Anna Carin-Nordin (Sweden), Patrick Corcoran (Ireland), Zdeněk Thalmika (Czech Republic), and Elina Makïnen (Finland) left the shores of Northern Ireland escorted by Pádraig Mallon of Infinity Channel Swimming. Inspired by the previous 2-way attempts by Kevin Murphy and Alison Streeter MBE, the team took 29 hours 57 minutes to pioneer a 2-way crossing escorted (appropriately enough) by Aquaholics II. For their 15 hours 46 minutes through Lion’s Mane jellyfish from Ireland to Scotland, for their 14 hour 13 minute return leg., and for their belief in themselves and their dream, Fast and Frozen's North Channel relay is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

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