609 in 2015 and later

648 past in 2015 (updated 17-07-'15)

IMSHoF

He's Baaaaaackkk, Maarten van der Weijden

On October 15th 2016, a team of top Dutch swimmers including 2008 Olympic champion Maarten van der Weijden, 2016 Olympic champion Ferry Weertman, long-time professional marathon swimmer Irene van der Laan, and 2017 500m ice swimming world champion Fergil Hesterman together with coaches Edith van Dijk, a former world champion, Desirée Emmen, and Richard Broer, a 2017 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honouree, swam a 54 km relay in 11-14°C water from The Biesbosch National Park to Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands.

Dutch Open Water Swimmer Maarten van der Weijden Elected to the Swimming Hall of Fame

First Cancer Survivor to Win Swimming Olympic Gold

FORT LAUDERDALE - The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) announced today that Dutch long distance swimmer Maarten Van Der Weijden, will become one of seventeen (17) honorees to enter the International Swimming Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017. And Van Der Weijden is the eighth individual to be named for ceremonies to be held August 25-27, in Fort Lauderdale. Previously, swimmers Wu Chuanyu (CHN) and Takeshi "Halo"Hirose (USA), diver Zhang Xiuwei (CHN), long distance swimmer Walter Poenisch (USA), water polo player Osvaldo Codaro (ARG), coach Dick Jochums (USA) and photojournalist Heinz Kluetmeier have been announced.

First Person to Swim from Cuba to USA Selected to the Hall of Fame

Press release:

FORT LAUDERDALE – The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) today announced that Long Distance swimmer Walter Poenisch, of Grove City, Ohio will be one of seventeen (17) honorees to enter the International Swimming Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017. Walter’s is the third name to be announced for ceremonies to be held August 25-27, in Fort Lauderdale. Previously, the names of Wu Chuanyu and Zhang Xiunel were announced.

Lakes man inducted into an international hall of fame for achievements in swimming

THE director of the Lake District’s Big Chill Swim on Windermere has been inducted into an international hall of fame for his achievements in the sport.

Colin Hill, formerly of High Wray near Hawkshead but now of Howtown, Ullswater, will formally be inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame at a ceremony at Windsor in April.

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.

Aquatic Capital Of American Announces Its Hall Of Famers

Along the shores of Marine Stadium in Long Beach, California, the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games rowing basin, the Aquatic Capital of America inducted its inaugural class of Hall of Famers.

Envisioned by Tom Shadden and hosted by 5-time Olympic medalist John Naber, an unprecedented celebration honored dozens of Olympics and world champions in swimming, open water swimming, water polo, diving, skiing, and extreme aquatic sports.

Marty Veen honored for his contributions

2016-03-04 - Rotterdam - The Netherlands - Marty Veen is inducted into the IMSHoF in the class of 2015. This has been reported on Dutch website www.noww.nl and www.ishof.org. Marty was not able to come to the formal gathering last year and due to his health he could not come when Ned Denison came to The Netherlands. It was however high time he received the decorations that go with the induction.

Venue change for Bute swimming conference

Organisers of the World Open Water Swimming Association’s global conference, taking place on Bute this weekend, have announced a late change of venue for the event.

The conference, which runs from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, will now take place at the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre in Rothesay, instead of at Mount Stuart as originally planned.

In Fort Lauderdale, a hall of fame to dive deep into

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The International Swimming Hall of Fame fills a wave-shaped building with a collection so vast, it overflows into the pool shop’s attic. I expect photos, medals and back stories related to superstars whose strokes I’m still trying to emulate, from Fort Lauderdale-based swimming/diving legend Katherine Rawls to nine-time Olympic champion Mark Spitz. It’s the surprises that anchor me here for hours.
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Speakers and Presentations at 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

The Speakers and Presentations at 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference are announced

Colleen Blair (Scotland):   The History of Scottish Swimming

Christopher Guesdon (Australia):  Multidimensional Roles In The Sport

Swimming the Oceans Seven:  A roundtable discussion moderated by Kevin Murphy (UK) with Stephen Redmond (Ireland), Anna-Corin Nordin (Sweden), Darren Miller (USA), Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand), Adam Walker (UK) 

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