Dale Petranech, Honorary Secretary of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame announced the members of the Class of 2013.

The IMSHOF extends its hearty congratulations to these individuals on their selection. The Hall of Fame welcomes them into the fold of the truly greats in our sport of marathon swimming.”

The names are familiar to those in the sport for their body of work and accomplishments throughout their illustrious careers.

The recipient of the Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award is Ireland’s Ned Denison (shown above).

Honour Swimmers include Australia’s Melissa Cunningham, South Africa’s Lewis Pugh, and Great Britain’s Nick Adams.

Honour Administrators include Fiji’s Dennis Miller and American Don Watson.

Honour Organisations include the Midmar Mile from South Africa and the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation from Great Britain.

A Certificate of Merit was issued to the Open Water Swimming Committee of the Indonesian Swimming Federation.

A Pioneer Swimmer recognized by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame was Rose Pitonof.

ISHOF Finalists included David Yudovin, Mercedes Gleitze, and Dale Petranech.

The names of the honourees, along with 250 other great achievers and outstanding contributors in sport of marathon swimming, will be inscribed on the SEA GODDESS, the official trophy on permanent display at the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Their formal induction will take place during the annual International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonies. In 2010, the ceremonies were held in the United Nations Building in New York City. In 2011, the ceremonies were held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

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