Certificate of Merit Background

In 1994, the Selection Committee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame created the Certificate of Merit to recognize and honor swimmers and major contributors to Open Water and Marathon Swimming.

Because a swimmer must be retired from active participation before being inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, the swimmer must wait years before they can be recognized. In the interim, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame can award a Certificate of Merit to any swimmer winning an international marathon event or who has medalled in the FINA 25K World Championships.

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame – Certificate of Merit Background