From OpenwaterpediaInternational Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1982 as an Honour Swimmer and was similarly honored by the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2010. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. He has guided the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team since 2007.
Asmuth won seven World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation titles between 1980 and 1985 and in 1988. He finished an incredible 59 professional marathon swimming races in all kinds of conditions: cold, warm, flat, rough including the 24 Heures La Tuque marathon relay with James Kegley. He won six 42K (26-mile) Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Canada and was named Athlete of the Decade (1990’s) by the Atlantic City Press (New Jersey, USA).
He is currently leading the American resurgence in marathon swimming by helping guide the powerful USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team which includes several world champions (Ashley Twichell, Eva Fabian, Alex Meyer and Andrew Gemmell.
International Swimming Hall of Fame
His induction ceremony celebrated his career where he accomplished the following:
OR THE RECORD: SEVEN WORLD PROFESSIONAL MARATHON SWIMMING FEDERATION TITLES: 1980-1985, 1988
MOST WINS LA TRA-VERSEE DU LAC MEMPHREMAGOG: SIX CROSSINGS
FIRST AROUND MANHATTAN ISLAND UNDER SEVEN HOURS;
ATLANTIC CITY PRESS NAMES ASMUTH ATHLETE OF THE DECADE (1990)
COMPETED IN 59 INTERNATIONAL MARATHON SWIMMING RACES
- International Swimming Hall of Fame website
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website
- ISHOF Induction Video
- Open Water Swimming website
- Open Water Is Not An Old Mission At Mission Viejo
- Where Are They Now? Paul Asmuth
- Marathon Swimming
- With A Valiant Heart, Nothing Is Impossible
- Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean
- What Goes Around Comes Around
- James Kegley's Life And Wife
- Champions, Adventurers, Record Holders And Endurers
- Are You Ready For The Open Water?