Voting for the 13th Annual ILDSA Awards GALWAY, IRELAND 27th NOVEMBER 2021
VOTING CLOSES 17.10.2021
A1: Best Newcomer to a category ILDSA Senior Best Newcomer Male (Age 18 + in the year of the swim) swimmer new to a category of swims: 25km 10miles 10km 5km
A2: Best Newcomer to a category ILDSA Senior Best Newcomer Female (Age 18 + in the year of the swim) swimmer new to a category of swims: 25km 10miles 10km 5km
B1: ILDSA Junior Male Swimmer of the Year (Under 18 in the year of the swims)
B2: ILDSA Junior Female Swimmer of the Year (Under 18 in the year of the swims)
B3: ILDSA Female Senior Swimmer of the Year (Age 18 + in the year of the swim)
B4: ILDSA Male Senior Swimmer of the Year (Age 18 + in the year of the swim)
C1: ILDSA Sheena Paterson Spirit of Open Water Swimming Award This ILDSA award is bestowed to the person who brings the most joy to the sport and/or brings out the best in others. This might go for sportsmanship, corralling swimmers for a new event, raising money for charity, crewing for 12 hours in the rain, laughing and thanking all when a plan fails miserably due to adverse weather or a human mistake.
LOUGH REE CHALLENGE KAREN REYNOLDS & SERENA FRIEL
C2: ILDSA Best Organised Open Water Swim This ILDSA Award takes into account many factors. The key ones are safety and enjoyment of the swimmers and volunteers. Extra credit given to swims with natural courses (as opposed to around 3 buoys), innovation, food and hot drinks, fun prizes and lots of medals.
MAHEEREES TO FENIT - WILD WATER ADVENTURES
HESKIN SEA SWIM LEAGUE - CORRIB WATERPOLO CLUB
GADDIN ABT GARNISH - OSSI SCHMIDT AND BANTRY INSHORE SEARCH AND RESCUE www.gaddinabtgarnish.ie
ISLAND SWIM - LIMERICK NARWHALS
BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH - INFINITY CHANNEL SWIMMING
DÚN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR RACE
ATLANTIC MASTERS SEA SWIM SERIES - ATLANTIC MASTERS
RENVILLE LIFEBOAT SWIM - ATLANTIC MASTERS
ACROSS THE BAY CHALLENGE - KEVIN WILLIAMS
C3: ILDSA Margaret Smith Award This ILDSA Award is given to the person or persons who have increased the profile of open water swimming in Ireland in the that year. This goes to the administrator, organiser, volunteer, pilot, crew, etc. who did the most to advance or just keep their event committee going.
ATLANTIC MASTERS SWIMMING CLUB
OA GIANTS RELAY TEAM
LOUGH NEAGH MONSTER DUNKERS
INFINITY CHANNEL SWIMMING
EDDIE CARVILLE - LOUGHROSS SWIMMERS
NICKEY BURKE PRINCIPAL COACH / PROGRAM COORDINATOR LEINSTER JUNIOR SEA SWIM PROJECT
C4: ILDSA Shane Moraghan Award for Best Overseas performance by an Irish Open Water/Marathon Swimmer. The award goes to the most impressive swim outside of Ireland by an Irish Swimmer with extra credit given for longest distance, difficulty, a first ever swim, step up from the swimmer’s previous best.
LINDA CLARKE - AROUND JERSEY ISLAND
GRAINNE MOSS LAKE TAUPO & COOK STRAIT
SARAH MORTIMER - ENGLISH CHANNEL
THE ROCKYS ALEX RATHKE & PADRAIC ROCLIFFE 1st place team skins event at Lake Zurich 26km Marathon swimming event (Aug 2021). Each swimmer completed approximately 13-14km over the course of the race.
KEVIN DENNEHY - LAKE WINDERMERE
C5: ILDSA Jack McClelland Award for a Pioneering Swim in the waters of Ireland or by a swimmer from Ireland anywhere in the world with extra credit given for longest distance, difficulty, a first ever swim, step up from the swimmer’s previous best.
FRANCIE MCALINDEN AROUND LOUGH NEAGH FIRST EVER 100K
Barry Doyle, Mike Flannery, Peter Cunnigham, Mick McCarthy, Joe Kennelly, Shane Devoy, Dara Foley, Paschal Phelan, Stephen O Neill & Fergal Madden SLYNE HEAD TO BUNOWEN PIER 10K FIRST EVER
STEVEN GRIMLEY - FIRST MALE CARLINGFORD LOUGH 22.5K
SWIM FOR SORCHA First ever female relay from Aran Islands to Salthill Galway Helen Colfer, Michelle Power, Cliona Pierse and Annette Cullen. Distance 39.2K
GER KENNEDY 10K in 8.7c water temperature from Sandycove Harbour to Bray Harbour
GER KENNEDY Baily Lighthouse to Bray Harbour 17K
C6: ILDSA Open Water Swim Performance of the Year The most impressive swim with extra credit given for longest distance, difficulty, step up from the swimmer’s previous best.
JORDAN LECKEY NORTH CHANNEL WORLD RECORD FASTEST TIME
ELAINE BURROWS-DILLANE IRISH TRIPLE CROWN TITLE
DAVID CONRADIE IRISH TRIPLE CROWN TITLE
THE ROCKYS ALEX RATHKE & PADRAIC ROCLIFFE 1st place team skins event at Lake Zurich 26km Marathon swimming event (Aug 2021). Each swimmer completed approximately 13-14km over the course of the race
KEVIN DENNEHY LAKE WINDERMERE
D1: Provincial Awards ILDSA Ted Keenan Ulster Swimmer of the Year 2021
D2: Provincial Awards ILDSA Páraic Casey Munster Swimmer of the Year 2021
D3: Provincial Awards ILDSA Connaught Swimmer of the Year 2021
D4. Provincial Awards ILDSA Leinster Swimmer of the Year 2021
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