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Marathon Swimmers Federation

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2017 Marathon Swimmers Federation calendar

noun - The Marathon Swimmers Federation (MSF) provides resources, guidelines, and social networking to the global community of marathon swimmers. It was co-founded by Evan Morrison and Donal Buckley in March 2012.

The Marathon Swimmers Forum is the world's largest independent online community of open-water swimmers.

The Rules of Marathon Swimming are a globally-endorsed framework of rules and guidelines for any swim in any body of water.

The Documented Swims program offers a venue for publishing documentation and requesting peer-reviewed ratification of independent marathon swims.

The Global Marathon Swimming Awards honor the year's greatest achievements in marathon swimming, and are nominated and voted by the Forum community.

MSF Tracks is a global database of open water swimming GPS tracks.

MSF's Regional Swim Calendars provide comprehensive listings of organized open-water swims, maintained by knowledgeable locals.

MSF Core Group[edit]

The MSF Core Group oversees standards and policies for Marathon Swimmers Federation projects and includes David Barra, Caroline Block, PhD, Elaine Kornbau Howley, Andrew Malinak, Anthony McCarley, Evan Morrison, Emma Radford, and Sarah Thomas.

2018 MSF Calendar[edit]

The Marathon Swimmers Federation publishes an annual calendar. Each month highlights an open water swimmer and their photographers:

Cover – Sarah Thomas swimming in Lake Champlain in New York. Photo by Ken Classen.
January – Jeff Miller swimming in St., John, US Virgin Islands. Photo by Lee Richter.
February – Ted Erikson climbing out on Promontory Point, Chicago. Photo by David Travis.
March – Oak Streeters entering near Table Rock, Laguna Beach, Southern California. Photo by Lynn Kubasek.
April – Wendy Van De Sompele swimming in Canyon Lake in Arizona. Photo by Peter Ray.
May – Donal Buckley and Anthony McCarley at end of Strait of Gibraltar crossing on Morocco. Photo by Alfonso Gamaza.
June – Sylvia Lacock entering the water near Folkestone, England. Photo by Pacific Open Water Swim Co.
July – Relay around Santa Cruz Island, California. Photo by Paula Selby.
August – Steve Rouch approaching Mid-Hudson Bridge during 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. Photo by Lindsey Danis.
September – Sarah Thomas swimming in Lake Champlain in New York. Photo by Cathy Delneo.
October – Club de Natacion Radikalswim in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Bruno Hervas.
November – Wildfire Sunset on Vashon Island, Washington. Photo by Peter Ray.
December – Slippery Rocks on Promontory Point, Chicago. Photo by David Travis.

2017 MSF Calendar[edit]

The Marathon Swimmers Federation publishes an annual calendar. Each month highlights an open water swimmer and their photographers:

Cover – Sarah Thomas swimming in Lake Powell in Arizona. Photo by Ken Classen.
January – Howard James on the earliest English Channel crossing. Photo by Danny Burrows.
February – Theodore Yach swimming his 100th Robben Island crossing. Photo by Mariza Cloete.
March – Radikal MarBrava in Girona, Spain. Photo by Burno Hervas.
April – Swimmers in Lake Willoughby in Vermont. Photo by Manuela Jessel.
May – Howard James leaving Dover. Photo by Danny Burrows.
June – Scott Zornig swimming in San Diego Harbor. Photo by Lynn Kubasek.
July – Dave Van Mouwerik swimming with a whale in Avila Beach. Photo by Michael Dobrzensky.
August – Anthony McCarley swimming in the Harlem River. Photo by Niles Furlong.
September – Marie Watson swimming in Galway Bay in Ireland. Photo by Siobhan Russell.
October – Sarah Thomas at finish on Lake Powell shoreline in Arizona. Photo by Andrew Malinak.
November – Bernard Lynch swimming in the English Channel. Photo by Siobhan Russell.
December – Swimmers entered water on Autumn Equinox in Myrtleville, Ireland. Photo by Siobhan Russell.

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