Maarten van der Weijden will be honored at the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies as a member of the Class of 2011. The ceremonies will be held during the 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on September 21-23.

A man believes what he wants to believe and disregards the rest…”

Open water swimming is the most beautiful sport,” explains the 2008 Olympic champion. “The nature of the sport is seen with all its tactics, but also in the fair play among the international field of swimmers who have always felt like a family. Open water swimming taught me to work hard and smart, to win and to lose, not only in open water swimming, but also in life. I am very honoured to be inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.”



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