Monday, May 25, 2009

Open Water Swimming Heroes

There are currently 199 individuals inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Brief biographies of these individuals are listed alphabetically under HEROES at 10Kswim.

We would like to enhance these biographies with additional historical information. If readers - or the inductees themselves - have more information on these swimmers, please send to headcoach@10Kswim.com. Information can include additional races or swims with the times, distances and dates.

If any swimmer would like their own swim to be memorialized in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, they can independently submit an Application for Recording a Marathon Swim. The application form can be printed here under 10Kswim.

1. Antonio Abertondo, Argentina, 1964
2. David Alleva, USA, 1992
3. Jacques Amyot, Canada, 1995
4. Greta Anderson, USA, 1964
5. Paul Asmuth, USA, 1982
6. Ersin Aydin, Turkey, 1979
7. Lello Barbuto, Italy, 1992
8. Marilyn Bell, Canada, 1967
9. Tina Bischoff, USA, 1983
10. Tom Blower, Great Britain, 1964
11. Lynn Blouin, Canada, 2004
12. Dr. Julie Bradshaw, Great Britain, 2006
13. Reg Bricknell, Sr., Great Britain, 2003
14. Dr. Harry H. Briggs, USA, 1997
15. British Long Distance Swimming Association, Great Britain, 2002
16. Tom Burgess, Great Britain, 1983
17. Peggy Buchse, Germany, 2003
18. Sir William (Billy) Edmund Butlin, Great Britain, 1963
19. Lord Byron, Great Britain, 1982
20. Maria Luisa Cabañeros Sanchez de Leon, Spain, 2009
21. Nora Toledano Cadena, Mexico, 2006
22. Alfredo Camarero, Argentina, 1978 (shown above)
23. Pedro A Candiotti, Argentina, 1965
24. Sid Cassidy, USA, 2005
25. Daniel Eulogio Carpio Massioti “Carpayo”, Peru, 2005
26. Cavill Family, Australia, 1967
27. Florence Chadwick, USA, 1966
28. Anne Chagnaud, France, 1998
29. The Channel Swimming Association, Great Britain, 1996
30. David Stevens Clark, USA, 2004
31. Jose Cortinas, Cuba, 1967
32. Christine Cossette, Canada, 1982
33. Robert Cossette, Canada, 2004
34. James "Doc" Counsilman, USA, 1981
35. Abilio Couto, Brazil, 2001
36. Lynne Cox, USA, 1982
37. Brojen Das, Bangladesh, 1965
38. Silvia Beatríz Dalotto, Argentina, 2005
39. Barrie Davenport, New Zealand, 1968
40. William Forest “Buck” Dawson, USA, 1993
41. Penny Lee Dean, USA, 1980
42. Diego Degano, Argentina, 1995
43 Igor De Sousa, Brazil, 2004
44. Paolo Donaggio, Italy, 1980
45. James Doty, USA, 2002
46. Robert Dowling, USA, 1970
47. Lyndon Dunsbee, Great Britain, 1988
48. George Duthie, Canada, 1966
49. Edith van Dijk, Netherlands, 2007
50. Gertrude Ederle, USA, 1963
51. Jon Erikson, USA, 1981
52. Ted Erikson, USA, 1978
53. Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur, Switzerland, 1994
54.Maurice Ferguson, Great Britain, 2003
55. Gerald Forsberg, Great Britain, 1965
56. Benjamin Franklin, USA, 1983
57. Rosemary George, Great Britain, 2003
58. Mercedes Gleitze, Great Britain, 1969
59. Elaine Gray, Great Britain, 1971
60. Joe Grossman, USA, 1979
61. Ashby "Bud" Harper, USA, 1984
62. Lilian Harrison, Argentina, 1973
63. Abdul Latif Abou Heif, Egypt, 1964
64. Ishak Helmy, Egypt, 1980
65. Tom Hetzel, USA, 1980
66. Captain Leonard Hutchinson, Great Britain, 2004
67. Chad Hundeby, USA, 1996
68. Carole Hunt, Great Britain, 1994
69. Sarah Hunt, Great Britain, 1994
70. Horacio Iglesias, Argentina, 1968
71. Helge Jensen, Denmark/Canada, 1970
72. Captain Tim Johnson, USA, 2006
73. Peter Jurzynski, USA, 2005
74. Otto Kammerich, Germany, 1968
75. Britta Kamrau, Germany, 2009
76. Marian Cassidy Keen, USA, 1997
77. Ted Keenan, Ireland, 1984
78. Vicki Keith Munro, Canada, 2003
79. Annette Kellerman, Australia, 1965
80. James Kegley, USA, 1991
81. Jerry Kerschner, USA, 1978
82. John Kinsella, USA, 1978
83. Annemie Landmeters, Belgium, 1991
84. Carlos Larriera, Argentina, 1969
85. Stéphane Lecat, France, 2007
86. William J. Long, Great Britain, 2004
87. May Looney, COUNTRY, 1984
88. Sunny Lowry, Great Britain, 2009
89. Cliff Lumsdon, Canada, 1969
90. Marcella A. MacDonald, PDM, USA, 2005
91. Alawi Makki, United Arab Emirates, 1979
92. Susie Maroney, Australia, 2005
93. Dennis Matuch, USA, 1977
94. Linda McGill, Australia, 1968
95. David Meca Medina, Spain, 2009
96. Sally Anne Minty-Gravett, Great Britain, 2005
97. Attila Molnar, Hungary, 1998
98. Magda Molnar, Hungary, 1985
99. Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz, Egypt, 2007
100. David Morgan, Great Britain, 1983
101. Jim Moran, USA, 1985
102. Eva Morrison, USA, 1973
103. Steven Munatones, USA, 2002
104. Kevin Murphy, Great Britain, 1977
105. Keo Nakama, USA, 1967
106. Paul E. “Jerry” Nason, USA, 1974
107. Marvin “Duke” Nelson, USA, 1979
108. Marc Newman, Great Britain, 1988
109. Cynthia Nicholas, Canada, 1978
110. Judith van Berkel-de Nijs, Netherlands, 1964
111. Martha Norelius, USA, 1984
112. Diana Nyad, USA, 1978
113. Michael Oram, Great Britain, 2005
114. Gustavo Oriozabala, Argentina, 2001
115. Tom Park, USA, 1968
116. Roger Parsons (1997) Great Britain / Spain
117. Valerie Parsons (1989) Great Britain / Spain
118. Batista Pereira, Portugal, 1971
119. Dale Petranech, USA, 1995
120. Claudio Plit, Argentina, 1981
121. Gilles Potvin, Canada, 2006
122. Francis “Frank” Pritchard, USA, 2009
123. Shadia El Rageb, Egypt, 1971
124. Michael P. Read, Great Britain, 1978
125. Karen Burton Reeder, USA, 1999
126. Des Renford, Australia, 1978
127. Hassan Abdel Rheim, Egypt, 1966
128. Francis “Frank” Richards, Great Britain, 2004
129. Julie Ridge, USA, 1985
130. Veljko Rogosic, Yugoslavia, 1998
131. Norman Ross, USA, 1984
132. Philip Rush, New Zealand, 1985
133. Gus Ryder, Canada, 1981
134. General Sabry, Egypt, 1965
135. Johannes “Johan” Schans, Netherlands, 1970
136. Jan van Scheijndel, Netherlands, 1985
137. Charlotte “Lottie” Schoemmell, USA, 1968
138. Ray Scott, Great Britain, 1983
139. Audrey Scott, Great Britain, 1983
140. Mihir Sen, India, 1966
141. Mervyn Sharp, Great Britain, 2006
142. Nasser el Shazly, United Arab Emirates, 1979
143. Tanarath Narayan Shenoy, India, 1987
144. Brenda Sherratt, Great Britain, 1970
145. Charles “Red” Silva, USA, 1978
146. Carol Sing, USA, 2000
147. Marty Sinn, USA, 1963
148. John Sigmund, USA, 1965
149. John Slater, Great Britain, 1980
150. David Smith, USA, 1969
151. Joe Smith, Great Britain, 2005
152. Shelley Taylor-Smith, Australia, 1989
153. Trevor Smith, Great Britain, 1998
154. Vicko Soljan, Yugoslavia and Croatia, 2007
155. Skip Storch, USA, 2009
156. Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria, 2009
157. Alison Streeter M.B.E., Great Britain, 1985
158. Freda Streeter, Great Britain, 2005
159. Greg Steppel, Canada, 1996
160. Dr. Chris Stockdale, Great Britain, 1992
161. Henry Sullivan, USA, 1968
162. Imre Szenasi, Hungary, 1973
163. Duncan Taylor, Great Britain, 2005
164. Stella Taylor, USA, 1982
165. Bert Thomas, USA, 1969
166. Patty Thompson, Canada, 1969
167. Enrico Tiraboschi, Italy, 1971
168. James Toomey, USA, 1971
169. Giulio Travaglio, Italy, 1966
170. Montserrat Tresserras, Spain, 1970
171. Norman Trusty, Great Britain, 2003
172. Irene van der Laan, Netherlands, 1985
173. Willy van Rysal, Netherlands, 2002
174. Ernest Vierkoetter, Germany, 1978
175. Carl Walker, Great Britain, 2005
176. Billy Wallace, Ireland, 1999
177. Christof Wandratsch, Germany, 2004
178. Tom Watch, Great Britain, 1986
179. Barry Watson, Great Britain, 1973
180. Captain Mathew Webb, Great Britain, 1963
181. James Whelan, USA, 2001
182. Johnny Weissmuller, USA, 1970
183. Conrad Wennerberg, USA, 1977
184. Dave Whyte, Great Britain, 2007
185. Monique Wildschut, Netherlands, 1993
186. Herman Willemse, Netherlands, 1963
187. Ralph Willard, USA, 1981
188. Margaret Park Wisniski, Canada, 2000
189. Jaberz Wolffe, Great Britain, 1968
190. Steve Wozniak, USA, 1979
191. William Wrigley, Jr., USA, 1964
192. John York, USA, 1989
193. Bridget Young, Great Britain, 1988
194. George Young, Canada, 1963
195. Feng Yao‑Hsien, China, 1973
196. David Yudovin, USA, 1999
197. Charles Zibleman, USA, 1966
198. Jason Zirganos, Greece, 1971
199. Major General Ahmed Zorkani, Egypt, 1973

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