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Lake Geneva Swimming Association

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Lake Geneva offers the Ultimate Trophy Swim by the Lake Geneva Swimming Association, founded by Ben Barham
The 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

noun - The Lake Geneva Swimming Association (LGSA) is an open water swimming governing body in Lake Geneva founded by Ben Barham. The LGSA governs the Ultimate Trophy Swim, a 69 km crossing of Lake Geneva and is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Tim Davies and Charlie Masding also help organize the Ultimate Trophy Swim and the LGSA Classic Swim.

Relays[edit]

Ultimate Trophy Swim, 70 km Solo across Lake Geneva[edit]

  • Deirdre Ward, Ireland, 39, from Chillon Castle to Bains des Pâquis on 4-5 September 2019 in 25 hours 45 minutes 2 seconds
  • Helen Conway, Australia, 40, from Chillon Castle to Bains des Pâquis on 6-7 August 2017 in 25 hours 37 minutes 3 seconds
  • Dr Nicholas Murch, UK, 37, from Chillon Castle to Bains des Pâquis on 29-30 September 2016 in 32 hours 46 minutes 33 seconds
  • Mark Sheridan, UK, 42, from Chillon Castle to Bains des Pâquis on 18-19 July 2016 in 33 hours 6 minutes 51 seconds
  • Jaimie Monahan, USA, 37, from Bains des Pâquis to Chillon Castle on 31 August-1 September 2016 in 28 hours 36 minutes 0 seconds
  • Jaimie Monahan, USA, 36, from Chillon Castle to Bains des Pâquis on 26-27 August 2015 in 32 hours 52 minutes 14 seconds
  • Vedika Bolliger, Switzerland, 34, from Villeneuve to Bains des Pâquis on 30-31 July 1999 in 42 hours 45 minutes 0 seconds
  • Alain Charmey, Switzerland, 34, from Villeneuve to Bains des Pâquis on 5-6 August 1986 in 22 hours 43 minutes 30 seconds

Awards[edit]

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

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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