International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

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George Young, an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame with his escort boat during the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim. Photo courtesy of Catalina Channel swimmer Chris Geer of Channel Twenty-one
William Wrigley, Jr. with George Young, both inductees in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, after the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim. Photo courtesy of Catalina Channel swimmer Chris Geer of Channel Twenty-one
Cliff Lumsdon, an International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer, inducted in 1969 and an International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer inducted in 2013
Don Watson, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Administrator, Class of 2013
International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer Ted Keenan after his Bristol Channel marathon swim in 1975
noun - International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is an affiliate organization to the International Swimming Hall of Fame, established in 1961 to recognize the marathon swimmers throughout the world and governed by an international selection committee of marathon swimming experts. It recognizes not only the world’s most successful swimmers in competitive races, but also individuals for their solo swim exploits around the world. It is a non-profit educational sports hall of fame devoted to marathon swimming and is dedicated to promoting the athletes, coaches, administrators, pilots, reporters, volunteers, organizations, race directors and associations affiliated with marathon swimming. It immortalizes online the achievements and contributions of those who have distinguished themselves in this sport.

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is an educational organization and registered non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the exploits and history of marathon swimming. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame is an online virtual shrine dedicated to the history, memory, and recognition of the accomplished swimmers (Honour Swimmers and Honour Pioneer Swimmers), coaches (Honour Coaches), administrators (Honour Administrators), pilots (Honour Pilots), organizations (Honour Organisations), race directors and associations involved in marathon swimming around the world, whose lives and accomplishments serve to inspire, educate, and be role models for all those who participate in the sport.

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Induction Ceremonies

The 2011 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were held at the United Nations in New York City. The 2012 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were held on the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The 2013 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were held in Cork, Ireland. The 2014 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held in Mount Stuart Castle on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

Officers

The officers elected to International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame for the period of 21 January 2012 through 31 December 2015 are:

Board of Directors

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Inductees

There are currently 236 individuals and associations inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame IMSHOF.

1. Nick Adams, Great Britain, 2013
2. Aleksey Akatyev (also Alexei Akatiev), Russia, 2009
4. Antonio Abertondo, Argentina, 1964
5. David Alleva, USA, 1992
6. Jacques Amyot, Canada, 1995
7. Aquatic Club du lac St. Jean, Canada, 1976
8. Greta Andersen, USA, 1964
9. James Anderson, USA, 2014
10. Paul Asmuth, USA, 1982
12. Ersin Aydin, Turkey, 1979
13. Lello Barbuto, Italy, 1992
14. Marilyn Bell, Canada, 1967
15. Tina Bischoff, USA, 1983
16. Tom Blower, Great Britain, 1964
17. Lynn Blouin, Canada, 2004
18. Dr. Julie Bradshaw, MBE, Great Britain, 2006
19. Reg Brickell, Sr., Great Britain, 2003
20. Reg Brickell, Jr., Great Britain, 2009
21. Ray Brickell, Great Britain, 2009
22. Dr. Harry Briggs, USA, 1997
23. British Long Distance Swimming Association, Great Britain, 2002
24. Sandra Bucha, USA, 2014
25. Tom Burgess, Great Britain, 1983
26. Peggy Buchse, Germany, 2003
27. Sir William Billy Butlin, Great Britain, 1963
28. Lord Byron, Great Britain, 1982
29. Maria Luisa Cabañeros Sanchez de Leon, Spain, 2009
30. Nora Toledano Cadena, Mexico, 2006
31. Alfredo Camarero, Argentina, 1978
32. Richard “Dick” Campion, Australia, 2010
33. Pedro A Candiotti, Argentina, 1965
34. Sid Cassidy, USA, 2005
35. Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, USA, 2010
36. Daniel Eulogio Carpio Massioti “Carpayo”, Peru, 2005
37. Cavill Family, Australia, 1967
38. Florence Chadwick, USA, 1966
39. Anne Chagnaud, France, 1998
40. Channel Swimming Association, Great Britain, 1996
41. Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation, Great Britain, 2013
42. Sri Chinmoy, India, 2012
43. David Clark, USA, 2004
44. Marian Cassidy Keen, USA, 1997
45. Anne Cleveland, USA, 2010
46. Jose Cortinas, Cuba, 1967
47. Christine Cossette, Canada, 1982
48. Robert Cossette, Canada, 2004
49. James "Doc" Counsilman, USA, 1981
50. Abilio Couto, Brazil, 2001
51. Lynne Cox, USA, 1982
52. Fran Crippen, USA, 2010
53. Melissa Cunningham, Australia, 2013
54. Brojen Das, Pakistan, 1965
55. Silvia Beatríz Dalotto, Argentina, 2005
56. Barrie Davenport, New Zealand, 1968
57. William Forest “Buck” Dawson, USA, 1993
58. Penny Dean, USA, 1980
59. Diego Degano, Argentina, 1995
60. Ned Denison, Ireland, 2012
61. Igor De Sousa, Brazil, 2004
62. Marcos Diaz, Dominican Republic, 2013
63. Paolo Donaggio, Italy, 1980
64. James Doty, USA, 2002
65. Robert Dowling, USA, 1970
66. Lyndon Dunsbee, Great Britain, 1988
67. George Duthie, Canada, 1966
68. Edith van Dijk, Netherlands, 2007
69. Gertrude Ederle, USA, 1963
70. Jon Erikson, USA, 1981
71. Ted Erikson, USA, 1978
72. Faros Maratón, Croatia, 2012
73. Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur (FINA), Switzerland, 1994
74. Maurice Ferguson, Great Britain, 2003
75. Gerald Forsberg, Great Britain, 1965
76. Benjamin Franklin, USA, 1983
77. Elizabeth Fry, USA, 2014
78. Drury Gallagher, USA, 2010
79. Rosemary George, Great Britain, 2003
80. Mercedes Gleitze, Great Britain, 1969
81. William "Bill" Goll, USA, 2010
82. Elaine Gray, Great Britain, 1971
83. Christopher Green, Great Britain, 2012
84. Joe Grossman, USA, 1979
85. Christopher Guesdon, Australia, 2009
86. Ashby "Bud" Harper, USA, 1984
87. Lilian Harrison, Argentina, 1973
88. Abdul Latif Abou Heif, Egypt, 1964
89. Ishak Helmy, Egypt, 1980
90. Tom Hetzel, USA, 1980
91. Dr. Harry Huffaker, USA, 2010
92. Captain Leonard Hutchinson, Great Britain, 2004
93. Chad Hundeby, USA, 1996
94. Carole Hunt, Great Britain, 1994
95. Sarah Hunt, Great Britain, 1994
96. Horacio Iglesias, Argentina, 1968
97. Larisa Dmitriyevna Ilchenko, Russia, 2012
98. Indonesian Swimming Federation, Indonesia, 2014
99. Irish Long Distance Swimming Association, Ireland, 2012
100. Helge Jensen, Denmark/Canada, 1970
101. Captain Tim Johnson, USA, 2006
102. Peter Jurzynski, USA, 2005
103. Otto Kammerich, Germany, 1968
104. Britta Kamrau, Germany, 2009
105. Jane Katz, USA, 2014
106. Ted Keenan, Ireland, 1984
107. Vicki Keith Munro, Canada, 2003
108. Annette Kellerman, Australia, 1965
109. James Kegley, USA, 1991
110. Jerry Kerschner, USA, 1978
111. John Kinsella, USA, 1978
112. Yuri Kudinov, Russia, 2009
113. Régent Lacoursière, Canada, 1978
114. Annemie Landmeters, Belgium, 1991
115. Carlos Larriera, Argentina, 1969
116. Stéphane Lecat, France, 2007
117. William J. Long, Great Britain, 2004
118. May Looney, USA, 1984
119. Sunny Lowry, Great Britain, 2009
120. Cliff Lumsdon, Canada, 1969
121. Marcella MacDonald, PDM, USA, 2005
122. Alawi Makki, United Arab Emirates, 1979
123. Susie Maroney, Australia, 2005
124. Dennis Matuch, USA, 1977
125. Yuko Matsuzaki, Japan, 2010
126. Angela Maurer, Germany, 2009
127. Linda McGill, Australia, 1968
128. David Meca Medina, Spain, 2009
129. Vojislav Mijić, Serbia, 2014
130. Midmar Mile, South Africa, 2013
131. Dennis Miller, Fiji, 2013
132. Sally Anne Minty-Gravett, Great Britain, 2005
133. Attila Molnar, Hungary, 1998
134. Magda Molnar, Hungary, 1985
135. Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz, Egypt, 2007
136. David Morgan, Great Britain, 1983
137. Jim Moran, USA, 1985
138. Eva Morrison, USA, 1973
139. Steven Munatones, USA, 2002
140. Kevin Murphy, Great Britain, 1977
141. Keo Nakama, USA, 1967
142. Paul E. “Jerry” Nason, USA, 1974
143. Marvin “Duke” Nelson, USA, 1979
144. Marc Newman, Great Britain, 1988
145. Cynthia Nicholas, Canada, 1978
146. Judith van Berkel-de Njis, Netherlands, 1964
147. Martha Norelius, USA, 1984
148. Diana Nyad, USA, 1978
149. Michael Oram, Great Britain, 2005
150. Gustavo Oriozabala, Argentina, 2001
151. Penny Palfrey, Australia, 2010
152. David Parcells, USA, 2012
153. Tom Park, USA, 1968
154. Roger Parsons, Great Britain / Spain, 1997
155. Valerie Parsons, Great Britain / Spain, 1989
156. Batista Pereira, Portugal, 1971
157. Dale Petranech, USA, 1995
158. Rose Pitonof, USA, 2013
159. James Pittar, Australia, 2009
160. Claudio Plit, Argentina, 1981
161. Gilles Potvin, Canada, 2006
162. Francis “Frank” Pritchard, USA, 2009
163. Lewis Pugh, South Africa, 2013
164. Shadia El Rageb, Egypt, 1971
165. Michael P. Read MBE, Great Britain, 1978
166. Karen Burton Reeder, USA, 1999
167. Des Renford, Australia, 1978
168. Hassan Abdel Rehim, Egypt, 1966
169. Francis “Frank” Richards, Great Britain, 2004
170. Julie Ridge, USA, 1985
171. Veljko Rogosic, Yugoslavia, 1998
172. Norman Ross, USA, 1984
173. Rottnest Channel Swim Association, Australia, 2010
174. Philip Rush, New Zealand, 1985
175. Gus Ryder, Canada, 1981
176. William ‘Bill’ Sadlo, Jr., USA, 2009
177. General Sabry, Egypt, 1965
178. Johannes “Johan” Schans, Netherlands, 1970
179. Jan Van Scheyndal, Netherlands, 1985
180. Charlotte “Lottie” Schoemmell, USA, 1968
181. Ray Scott, Great Britain, 1983
182. Audrey Scott, Great Britain, 1983
183. Mihir Sen, India, 1966
184. Mervyn Sharp, Great Britain, 2006
185. Nasser el Shazly, United Arab Emirates, 1979
186. Tanarath Narayan Shenoy, India, 1987
187. Brenda Sherratt, Great Britain, 1970
188. Charles “Red” Silva, USA, 1978
189. Carol Sing, USA, 2000
190. Marty Sinn, USA, 1963
191. John Sigmund, USA, 1965
192. John Slater, Great Britain, 1980
193. David Smith, USA, 1969
194. Joe Smith, Great Britain, 2005
195. Shelley Taylor-Smith, Australia, 1989
196. Trevor Smith, Great Britain, 1998
197. Vicko Soljan, Yugoslavia / Croatia, 2007
198. Skip Storch, USA, 2009
199. Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria, 2009
200. Alison Streeter MBE, Great Britain, 1985
201. Freda Streeter, Great Britain, 2005
202. Greg Streppel, Canada, 1996
203. Dr. Chris Stockdale, Great Britain, 1992
204. Henry Sullivan, USA, 1968
205. Imre Szenasi, Hungary, 1973
206. Duncan Taylor, Great Britain, 2005
207. Stella Taylor, USA, 1982
208. Bert Thomas, USA, 1969
209. Patty Thompson, Canada, 1969
210. Enrico Tiraboschi, Italy, 1971
211. James Toomey, USA, 1971
212. Giulio Travaglio, Italy, 1966
213. Montserrat Tresserras, Spain, 1970
214. Norman Trusty, Great Britain, 2003
215. Irene van der Laan, Netherlands, 1985
216. Willy Van Rysel, Netherlands, 2002
217. Ernest Vierkoetter, Germany, 1978
218. Carl Walker, Great Britain, 2005
219. Billy Wallace, Ireland, 1999
220. Christof Wandratsch, Germany, 2004
221. Tom Watch, Great Britain, 1986
222. Barry Watson, Great Britain, 1973
223. Don Watson, USA, 2013
224. Captain Matthew Webb, Great Britain, 1963
225. Maarten van der Weijden, Netherlands, 2012
226. James Whelan, USA, 2001
227. Johnny Weissmuller, USA, 1970
228. Conrad Wennerberg, USA, 1977
229. Dave Whyte, Great Britain, 2007
230. Monique Wildschut, Netherlands, 1993
231. Herman Willemsee, Netherlands, 1963
232. Ralph Willard, USA, 1981
233. Margaret Park Wisniski, Canada, 2000
234. Jaberz Wolffe, Great Britain, 1968
235. Steve Wozniak, USA, 1979
236. William Wrigley, Jr., USA, 1964
237. John York, USA, 1989
238. Bridget Young, Great Britain, 1988
239. George Young, Canada, 1963
240. Feng Yao Hsien, China, 1973
241. David Yudovin, USA, 1999
242. Charles Zibleman, USA, 1966
243. Jason Zirganos, Greece, 1971
244. Major General Ahmed Zorkani, Egypt, 1973

Information courtesy of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

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