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Celebrating The Life And Times Of Dale Petranech

Dale Petranech was the inaugural recipient of the Dale Petranech Award for Services to the International Marathon Of Fame.

Linda Kaiser Daring, Sharing And Caring

Cyndia Michelle and Cyndia Lavik produced an interview with Linda Kaiser, 2018 inductee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. She has also been inducted into the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame and the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame.

"Linda is a multi-talented athlete and has competed in 50 marathons, many Half Ironmans, 1 full Ironman, 32 Tinmans (an Olympic distance triathlon) and competed in her first Waikiki Roughwater Swim in 1984 when she was 34 years old.

Throwback Ice Swimming, Lea Dam In The 1960s

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer Barry Watson recalls ice swims that he and other hardened swimmers used to do on the first Sunday of the year during the 1960s.

"The Open Swim was held on the first Sunday of the New Year in Lea Dam, Lumbutts, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The swim was organised by John Slater [another International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and the founding Secretary of the British Long Distance Swimming Association]...[where the] monies raised went towards the building of the swimming pool in Todmorden.

International Swimming Hall of Fame Announces Induction Class of 2018 and Annual Awards

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees include Open Water Swimmer: Petar Stoychev (BUL).

Joe Grossman Brings Alive Marathon Swimming's Past

In order to preserve marathon swimming history, Dale Petranech has kept alive his dream of publishing the personal files of World Professional Marathon Swimming Association administrator, Joe Grossman.

"Joe passed away in 1974, but Dale faithfully maintained a huge stack of type-written pages from Joe for several decades.

The public information officer traveled around the world with a passion and a unique perspective of the individuals involved in the sport of channel swimming and professional marathon swimming and single-handedly and comprehensively compiled hundreds of pages of notes, observations, recollections and data from solo swims and competitions in numerous bodies of water around the globe," says Steven Munatones.

ACNEG looking back on 2017

Now, we say goodbye to the 2017. A year which has certainly been very sad for the family, for the loss of the most important piece of the team, our president Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa, after a severe illness. If there is one thing that we are clear, it is that we are going to continue with its purpose, in the service of all swimmers who have a dream to cross the strait of Gibraltar.

A History of Marathon Swimming - boekrecentie

I just finished this monster of a book: A History of Marathon Swimming > 536 pages!
WOW BRAVO
The best histories are written by those who lived it.

Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa Leaves A Legacy Of Greatness

On September 12th, Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa passed away at the age of 59 years.

The founder and president of the Asociación de Cruce A Nado Del Estrecho De Gibraltar (Strait of Gibraltar Swimming Association) envisioned, developed and promoted solo and relay, both with and without wetsuits for able-bodied and disabled swimmers one-way, two-way and three-way crossings of the Strait of Gibraltar, 14.4 km between Spain and Morocco.

Adolph Kiefer Passes Away At 98 Years Old

Legendary swimmer and 1936 Olympic gold medalist Adolph Kiefer has passed away at the age of 98. Prior to his death, he was the oldest living American Olympic champion.

Kiefer passed at his Illinois home at 6:00 in the morning on Friday, May 5. He was a month shy of his 99th birthday.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame published a lengthy obituary today, recounting Kiefer’s legacy both in the pool and out. Kiefer suffered from neuropathy that kept him confined to a wheelchair late in his life, but he continued swimming, as he could still stand up in the water.

IMSHoF class of 2016

Steven Munatones made a list! For those who did not catch the coverage of everyone, here are some articles on everyone.