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. 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 3 world champions.
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.