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The King's Swimmers Swim Camps in Menorca, Spain offers channel swimming coaching by Kevin Murphy, Kathy Batts, and Ian Muir, and Phil Yorke
Philip Yorke is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association

Philip Yorke is an open water swimmer from Great Britain who serves as the Honorary General Secretary of the British Long Distance Swimming Association. He was nominated for the Barra Award for the Best Overall Year by the Marathon Swimmers Federation and serves as a swim guide at the 2017 The Kings Swimmers' Swim Camps in Menorca, Spain.

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2017 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nominees[edit]

Yorke was nominated for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:

1. Evgenij Pop Acev (Macedonia)
2. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico)
3. John Batchelder (USA)
4. Guillermo Bertola (Argentina)
5. Avram Iancu (Romania)
6. Stéphane Lecat (France)
7. Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer (USA)
8. Lynton Mortensen (Australia)
9. Simone Ruffini (Italy)
10. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria)
11. Sayed Ihsan Taheri (Afghanistan)
12. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands)
13. Philip Yorke (Great Britain)

2017 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination[edit]

Philip Yorke quietly and consistently plays a major role in continuing the key foundation that the British Long Distance Swimming Association has played in the sport for decades. As Honorable General Secretary of the esteemed organization, he carries on the traditions that have served the sport well. Additionally, he completed a 15 hour 52 minute crossing – all breaststroke – of the Catalina Channel while serving as the Championship Secretary for the Lynn Tegid (Bala) events. For his selfless dedication in maintaining the legitimacy and traditions of the sport, for working tirelessly as a volunteer to manage and set the direction of the British Long Distance Swimming Association and serve as the head coach for the Dewsbury Amateur Swimming Club, and for his record-setting breaststroke crossing of the Catalina Channel, Philip Yorke is a worthy nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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