The original article is posted on Swimmingworldmagazine since December 25, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. December 25. 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.

ISHOF Honoree Class 2012 Announced

The voting is in. Here are the individuals who will be honored on Saturday, May 12, at ISHOF's 47th Annual Induction Ceremonies, in Fort Lauderdale.


Domenico Fioravanti (ITA) - In 2000, Fioravanti became the first Italian swimmer to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games, winning both the 100 m and 200 m breaststroke races.

József Szabó (HUN) - Won the Olympic gold medal in Seoul along with one World Championship and three European Championships in the 200m breastroke.

Gustavo Borges (BRA) - Competed in four Olympic Games, 1992 - 2004 winning four Olympic medals (two silver & two bronze in the 100 & 200m freestyle and 100m freestyle relay)

Tian Liang (CHN) - Off the ten-meter platform, he won two gold, one silver & one bronze medal in 2 Olympic Games (2000 & 2004) and won three time World Championship titles (1998 & 2001).

Voting Into The International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame

Source: The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

Michael Read of England is a 1960 Olympic Games swimmer and President of the Channel Swimming Association who swam 33 times across the English ...

Passages: Hawaii's Keo Nakama, 91

The original article is posted on partnersite SwimmingWorldMagazine since September 10, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, September 10. BORN on May 21, 1920, Keo Nakama passed away on Wednesday, September 7th in Hawaii, he was 91. One of the greatest swimmers of his era, Keo was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1975.

· Nadandolibre · Steven Muñatones - Open Water -The knowledge is here

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Steven Munatones is an essentials name to understand the history of open water swimming. He is considered the world's greatest exponent of quality information from the discipline of open water of all time and in the opinionof many world-class swimmers, coaches, organizers and amateur swimmers, is regarded as a revolutionary information dissemination onswimming every day in all oceans, seas, rivers, swamps and beachesanywhere in the world.

He is organizing and raising the rebirth of an extensive culture of swimmingin open water, a genre that is growing thanks to the regular effort of continuous information and an exemplary work.

His articles are funny, exciting and completely interesting, they are filled with great adventure essence, in which Steven perfectly combines the classic tradition of open water swimming and the most sophisticated advances in computer technology now used as carriers for pilots, ships and open water swimmers.

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame – Class of 2010/2011

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February 16, 2011
Long distances, sharks, jellyfish, currents, waves, hypothermia, hyperthermia,loneliness, discomfort, sacrifice, failure and swimming at night – this is what the members of theInternational Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) have faced and overcome during theiraccomplished careers.

Julian Critchlow Updates English Channel Swimmer List

The original article is posted on partnersite The Daily News of Open Water Swimming since Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Julian Critchlow updated his thoroughly researched and authoritative Solo English Channel Swim database with the successful swims from the 2010 season. "A lot of changes have been made," wrote Julian to the English Channel swimming community.

ISHOF Adds New Safety Device For Jan. 8 Rough Water Swim

The original article by Sharon Robb is posted on South Florida Aquatics Club Blog since December 28, 2010

With a solid safety plan already in place for years, an additional safety device will be offered to swimmers in the January 8 International Swimming Hall of Fame’s 41st annual Fort Lauderdale Rough Water Swim off Fort Lauderdale beach.

Since the tragic death of 26-year-old U.S. national team member Fran Crippen at an October open water swim in the United Arab Emirates, open water swimming has come under scrutiny.

Dale Petranech with Steven Munatones on Open Water Swimming

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The IMSHOF (International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame) was founded in 1961 by the Professional Marathon Swimmers Association to recognize the accomplished marathon swimmers.