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2016 Chloë McCardel


The 2016 Poseidon Award was awarded to Chloë McCardel for her high level achievements.


In the single calendar year or 2015, Chloë posted an unprecedented set of marathon swimming accomplishments:


Triple crossing of the English Channel - 36 hours 12 minutes


This has not been accomplished in the previous 25 years. Chloë became the fourth swimmer to accomplish this feat joining IMSHOF honour swimmers: Alison Streeter, Philip Rush and Jon Erikson.


Established record for three English Channel crossings in a week – all under 10 hours.


Chloë has been active in marathon swimming since 2009 with many other noted accomplishments:


Her swim from Eleuratha to Nassau in the Bahamas in 41 hours 21 minutes, a distance of 124 km was the longest, Marathon Swimmers Federation-approved unassisted solo marathon swim in history.


McCardel also won the 2010 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 7 hours 53 minutes.


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