Welcome to the Official Website of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is an affiliate organization to the International Swimming Hall of Fame, established in 1971 (with Inductee Classes named back to 1963) to recognize the marathon swimmers and contributors throughout the world and governed by an international selection committee of marathon swimming experts.
It recognizes the world’s most successful swimmers in competitive races, individuals for their solo swim exploits around the world plus contributors to the sport (administrators, coaches, pilots, organizations, etc.) . It is a non-profit educational sports hall of fame devoted to marathon swimming and is dedicated to promoting the athletes, coaches, administrators, pilots, reporters, volunteers, organizations, race directors and associations affiliated with marathon swimming.
It immortalizes online the achievements and contributions of those who have distinguished themselves in this sport.
The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is an educational organization and registered non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the exploits and history of marathon swimming. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame is an online virtual shrine dedicated to the history, memory, and recognition of the accomplished swimmers (Honour Swimmers) and Honour Contributors (Coaches, Administrators, Pilots and Organizations involved in marathon swimming around the world, whose lives and accomplishments serve to inspire, educate, and be role models for all those who participate in the sport.
Be sure to join us in Melbourne Australia on Saturday, 9th March 2019 to celebrate the induction of the Class of 2019 into The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. There is an entire weekend planned starting with a BBQ Friday night and ending with a Sunday morning swim. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
INTRODUCING THE IMSHOF CLASS OF 2019
ISHOF Poseidon Award 2019
The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will recognize Michael P. Read, MBE as the 2019 recipient of The Poseidon Award.
This award is presented annually by ISHOF to the organization or individual for high level achievement from personal effort or initiative in a field of endeavor that contributes to the performance of marathon swimmers or to the development and status of Marathon Swimming to the world.
ISHOF DW Award 2019
The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will recognize Sue Guesdon as the 2019 recipient of The Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award.
This award is presented annually by ISHOF for contribution to the administration of open water swimming to the world. Nominees should have made a major contribution at the international level to marathon swimming generally. Mere long term service by a nominee is not sufficient.
Dale Petranech Award for Services to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame 2019
The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) will recognize Christopher Guesdon as the 2019 recipient of The Dale Petranech Award for Services to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
This award is presented by the IMSHOF Executive Committee in recognition for service to the IMSHOF.