ANNOUNCEMENT

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2017 IMSHOF Induction Ceremony is Saturday, 22nd April 2017, Windsor UK

GBP 60.00 per Ticket

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Please note that you will be directed to an external
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IMSHOF 2017 Induction Ceremony.

AN IMSHOF TIME MACHINE MOMENT

Gertrude Ederle - The First Woman to Swim the English Channel - 1st Ticker-Tape Parade in 1926, NY 1959/8/27

Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. On 6 August 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Among other nicknames, the press sometimes called her “Queen of the Waves.”[1]

 

 SECURE YOUR ACCOMMODATION AT THE DE VERE BEAUMONT ESTATE, WINDSOR, UK.

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The IMSHOF have selected the De Vere Beaumont Estate as its venue for 2017. Situated in Windsor, De Vere Beaumont Estate is a charming and modern hotel and conference venue. Well located just 15 minutes from London Heathrow airport, with great train links to London and just minutes from J13 of the M25.

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Congratulations to the Honor Class of 2016

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Honoree Swimmer

Attila Manyoki is an award winning, prolific World Cup swimmer active in major marathons since 1991 and continues with the Seven Oceans as his next goal.

While most of his competitions were in the warmer waters, he also proved himself in the colder waters of the USA, Canada and UK.

View video here.

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Honoree Swimmer

Chloë McCardel (born 10 May 1985) is an accomplished open water swimmer from Australia who has completed a total of 13English Channel crossings, including 2 two-way crossings and one three-way crossing.
In 2010, she won the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 7:53, winning in a dramatic 5-second victory over second-place Jaime Caballero of Spain.
She was nominated for the 2014 and 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year and was featured in the 2016 Marathon Swimmers Federation Calendar.
She won the Marathon Swimmers Federation Solo Swim of the Year award for the most outstanding solo marathon swim of 2015.
Read Chloe’s extensive biography here.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO  THE IMSHOF HONOR CLASS OF 2016

 

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Honoree Swimmer

Tomi’s marathon career spans four decades and he has achieved 30 podium marathon finishes (16 wins).

Incredibly his best years came after turning 40 – 2 wins; 2 second places; 3 third places in the FINA Grand Prix series. At 43, Tomi set the record as the oldest ever winner of a Grand Prix marathon and he was ranked 2nd in the series.

Read more here

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Honoree Contributor

Charlie Gravett is an escort pilot and Vice President of the Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club located on the isle of Jersey.

He is affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association SER, British Long Distance Swimming Association and the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation.

He is the swim coordinator for Round Jersey and Jersey-to-France crossings.

Learn more here

5

Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award

David Yudovin is recognized as one of the most prolific open water marathon swimmers in history. He is known for pioneering channel swimming firsts that span the globe.

An American marathon swimmer, Yudovin is1999 Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame; 2014 Honor Open Water Swimmer in the International Swimming Hall of Fame; a lifetime member of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation; a lifetime member of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association, and a member of the Half Century Club.
Read more here

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Poseidon Award

In a single calendar year, Chloe posted an unprecedented set of marathon swimming accomplishments:

2015: Triple crossing of the English Channel – 36 hours 12 minutes

This has not been accomplished in the previous 25 years. Chloë became the fourth swimmer to accomplish this feat joining IMSHOF honour swimmers: Alison Streeter, Philip Rush and Jon Erikson.

2015: Established record for fastest female. Three solo crossings (making a total 6 crossings for the season) of the English Channel in one week (no other swimmer has accomplished the same) – all under 10 hours. She has been active in marathon swimming since 2009 with other noted accomplishments

Read More Here

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