Yudovin Award

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noun - The Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim (or the MSF Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Marathon Swim, given by the Marathon Swimmers Federation, honors the single most adventurous swim of the year. The Yudovin Award, named for David Yudovin, recognizes the most adventurous, unusual, or interesting solo marathon swim of the year. It is part of the MSF Global Marathon Swimming Awards.


  • 2014: Peter Hayden (USA). Anacapa Island circumnavigation, return to mainland.
  • 2015: Wendy Trehiou (Jersey). St. Malo, France to Jersey.
  • 2016: Lori King (USA). Bermuda circumnavigation.
  • 2017: Jaimie Monahan (USA). First unassisted 37-mile (59.6 km) swim of the length of Lago Maggiore in 24 hours 2 minutes from Tenero-Contra, Switzerland to Sesto Calende, Italy.
  • 2018: Colleen Blair (Scotland). First unassisted 37.3 km crossing of North Minch from Isle of Lewis to the Scottish mainland in 9-13.8°C water in 18 hours 46 minutes.

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