Rondi Davies of New York Open Water won the 2016 Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming from the Marathon Swimmers Federation]] David Barra, Rondi Davies and Alex Arévalo is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association]] David Barra, Rondi Davies, and Alex Arévalo of New York Open Water]] Alex Arévalo is one of the three principals of New York Open Water, the organizers of the 20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan is a 28.5-mile (45.8 km) circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island in New York and the world's longest competitive marathon swim, the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. He appeared in the month of June in the 2019 Marathon Swimmers Federation photo calendar.
New York Open Water Organizers
New York Open Water won the 2016 Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming from the Marathon Swimmers Federation for organizing the 20 Bridges, Spuyten Duyvil 10K, 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, and 2 Bridges Swim Under The Walkway.
- On 28-29 July 2016, he was an escort kayaker for the inaugural 91.6 km 40 Bridges - Double Manhattan Island Swim.
2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees
1. 48 Braçades by Miquel Suñer (Spain)
2. Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project by Bruckner Chase (USA)
4. Global Swim Series by Rob Kent & Dylan Kent (Canada)
4. LongSwimsDB by Evan Morrison (USA)
5. New York Open Water by David Barra, Rondi Davies & Alex Arévalo (USA)
6. Open Water Swim Academy by Dan Simonelli (USA)
6. Outdoor Swimmer by Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
8. Sea Donkey with Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
9. Shark Bait by Dr. Seán O’Connell (Bermuda)
10. Swim Argentina by Matías Ola (Argentina)
11. The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli (South Africa)
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Adherbal de Oliveira & Renato Ribeiro Barbosa (Brazil)
2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination
New York Open Water has rapidly stamped and shared its vision on the marathon swimming world. The event management entity has taken the energy and opportunities of the defunct NYC Swim to a new level. David Barra, Rondi Davies and Alex Arévalo built upon the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and other established swims around New York City – and extended and strengthened the opportunities to swim around, in and near the Big Apple. From the nearly impossibly long 91.8 km 40 Bridges Double Manhattan Island Swim to the most definitely long 194 km 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, the passionate trio has built a solid foundation of races for the world’s most extreme marathon swimmers. For reviving and expanding the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim as the 20 Bridges event, for creating and hosting the longest solo marathon swims and stage swims in the world, for attracting swimmers from around the world to New York, New York Open Water is a worthy nominee for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.