Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Marathon Swimmers Forum and hundreds of voters around the world know excellence when they see and experience it. The inaugural Service to Marathon Swimming Award was awarded to the The Dover Beach Crew.

Among the channel swimming community, the cumulative wisdom and value of the Dover Beach Team’s advice are considered priceless and a treasure of the community.

The Dover Beach Crew includes Freda Streeter, Irene Wakeham, Barrie Wakeham, Kevin Murphy, Nick Adams, Michelle Topatalo, Mike Jennings, Tanya Harding, Mike Ball, John Thorpe and other volunteers who regularly run training sessions in Dover harbour for swimmers who challenge themselves to solo and relay crossings of the English Channel swimmers as well as other open water swimmers.

Photo from Vasanti Niemz above from the Dover Beach Team shows Freda Streeter, Barry Wakeham, and Irene Wakeham.

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