Co-webmaster (and owner) Richard Broer has been honored in both IMSHOF and ISHOF

My co-webmaster Richard has been honored in both IMSHOF and ISHOF

IMSHOF - 2017 Honor Contributor

Richard Broer played a major role in developing open water swimming for the last twenty years including the role as Chairperson of the Technical Open Water Committee of Royal Netherlands Swimming Association.
He is responsible for the yearly open water publication with all (association) events nationally, an extensive brochure on the ins and outs of open waters swimming nationally.   Richard brought the sport in the Netherlands to the web in 1998 with  www.noww.nl which further promotes the events and the sport in general. 
One indicator of the success of open water (including marathon) swimming in the Netherlands are the double Dutch marathon winners in Rio.

His other internet co-initiative www.openwaterswimming.eu is a website for the European area. It concentrates on the event calendar for Europe. It is a proven instrument in attracting vacationing swimmers to swims in their holiday destination.

Broer coaches: 20 IJsselmeer relays and a solo winner plus a 100% record for seven English Channel relays including two world records.
Richard is also an accomplished swimmer - continuing today: 1978 record Netherlands national competition victory and 1500m swim in under 16 minutes. He completed several solo marathons including Gibraltar Straits, Flanders Marathon twice and the IJsselmeer 3 times.

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ISHOF - Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award of 2017

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will recognize Richard Broer, for his extensive contributions to the administration of open water swimming with the 2017 Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award.  

The Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award is presented annually by International Swimming Hall of Fame to the organization or individual who has contributed the most to the administration of open water swimming.

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