2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE The Global Open Water Swimming Conference is a conference on the sport of open water swimming, marathon swimming and swimming during triathlons and multi-sport endurance events. The conference which has been attended by enthusiasts and luminaries from 6 continents, is devoted to providing information about the latest trends, race tactics, training techniques, equipment, psychological preparation, race organization and safety practices used in the...

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What is IMSHOF?

What is IMSHOF?

The acronym IMSHOF refers to both the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honors swimmers, coaches, pilots, administrators and contributors who have excelled in open water swimming world while the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame recognizes swimmers, divers, synchronized swimmers, water polo players and contributors. Befitting its focus on pool competitions, the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame has a well-defined...

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IMSHOF Inductees

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inducts swimmers, coaches, administrators, organisations and pilots since its founding in 1961. It honours those individuals who have distinguished themselves in the world of open water swimming.In 1961, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame was founded by the Professional Marathon Swimmers Association to recognize marathon swimmers across the world. A year later, the International Swimming Hall of Fame and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) approved the International...

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IMSHOF Class Of 2012

Every year, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) honors its marathon swimming heroes and champions. The inductees of the IMSHOF Class of 2012 join 220 other members of this esteemed group of aquatic adventurers.Chris Green (Great Britain), Maarten van der Weijden (Netherlands), Larisa Ilchenko (Russia), David Parcells (USA) and Marcos Díaz (Dominican Republic) were voted into the (IMSHOF) as Honor Swimmers. Sri Chinmoy (India) and Ned Denison (Ireland) were inducted as Honor Administrators. The Faros Maratón in...

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