2018 has been a fantastic year of swimming, with the sport hitting the headlines for gold medal hauls as well as epic world record attempts. Here are the answers to the Marathon Swims Quiz of the Year:
Correct answers in bold and underlined
In April, Team England won nine gold medals at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. How many of these golds were won by women?
c. 5 Alice Tai, Sarah Vasey, Eleanor Robinson, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Aimee Willmott
Who was Team Scotland's sole gold medal winning swimmer at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games?
a. Duncan Scott
b. Hannah Miley
c. Mark Szaranak
d. Daniel Wallace
In November Great Britain's Jack Burnell claimed an amazing second place in the renamed FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series. In which race was Jack's only victory?
a. Abu Dhabi UAE
b. Victoria, Seychelles
c, Setubal, Portugal
d. Chu'An, China
The prize money for winning the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series is $38,000. How many of the winners of the following events enjoy a higher level of prize money than this event?
- FEI World Cup Dressage Final
- Figure Skating World Championships (Individual)
- Ironman World Championship
d. all 3
In August Lewis Pugh, the "Sir Edmund Hillary of swimming", became the first person to swim the length (not width) of the English Channel. How many strokes did Lewis estimate to have made along his 560km (50 day) The Long Swim?
In November Britain's Ross Edgley completed the Great British Swim - the first person to circumnavigate Great Britain swimming. At which sport did Ross represent his country?
a. Open Water Swimming
c. Shot Putt
d. Water Polo
As part of his Great British Swim, Ross lost parts of his body due to the salt water. Which parts?
In August the European Aquatics Championships came to Glasgow. What was the distance of the longest swimming event?
In the European Aquatics Championships, Great Britain won 9 swimming gold medals. How many involved Adam Peaty?
a. 2 out of 9
b. 3 out of 9
c. 4 out of 9
d. 5 out of 9
Marathon Swims - swimming's own marathon returned to the London Aquatics Centre in November 2018. How many of the course records were broken?
a. 7 out of 7
b. 6 out of 7
c. 5 to of 7
d. 0 out of 7
Thank you all and the Marathon Swims team would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to welcoming you to the Pool of Champions in November for Marathon Swims 2019. Early bird prices end 31 January 2019 - ENTER today.