The Heart Of Lions

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

An interesting bit of trivia researched by Ned Denison on Ireland: nearly 44% of the honorees in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame have swum across the English Channel:

Denison is pictured on left with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductees Dale Petranech, coach Don Watson and Olympic champion John Kinsella, proving one indication that the Hall of Fame honors individuals of all shapes, sizes, talents and achievements.

Alawi Makki, UAE (1979, year of induction)

Alfredo Camarero,  ARG (1978)

Abilio Couto, BRA (2001)

Alison Streeter, GBR (1985)

Annemie Landmeters, BEL (1991)

Antonio Abertondo, ARG (1964)

Ashby “Bud” Harper, USA (1984)

Barry Watson, GBR (1973)

Bert Thomas, USA (1969)

Bridget Young, GBR (1988)

Brojen Das, PAK (1965)

Carol Sing, USA (2000)

Carole Hunt, GBR (1994)

Chad Hundeby, USA (1996)

Christof Wandratsch, GER (2004)

Christopher Green, GBR 2012)

Claudio Plit, ARG (1981)

Cynthia Nicholas, CAN (1978)

David Meca Medina, ESP (2008)

David Morgan, GBR (1983)

David Parcells, USA (2012)

David Stevens Clark, USA (2004)

David Yudovin, USA (1999)

Des Renford, AUS (1978)

Dr. Chris Stockdale, GBR (1991)

Elaine Gray, GBR (1971)

Enrico Tiraboschi, ITA (1971)

Ernest Vierkoetter, GER (1978)

Ersin Aydin, TUR (1979)

Florence Chadwick, USA (1966)

Gerald Forsberg, GBR (1965)

Gertrude Ederle, USA (1963)

Greta Andersen, DEN (1964)

Gustavo Oriozbala, ARG (2001)

Hassan Abdel Rheim, EGY (1966)
Helge Jensen, DEN (1970)

Henry Sullivan, USA (1968)

Herman Willemse, NED (1963)

Igor de Souza, BRA (2004)

Irene Van Der Laan, NED (1985)

Ishak Helmy, EGY (1980)

Jacques Amyot, CAN (1995)

James “Doc” Counsilman, USA (1981)

James Pittar AUS (2009)

Jan Van Scheyndal, NED (1985)

Joe Smith, GBR 2005)

John Kinsella, USA (1978)

John York, USA (1989)

Jon Erikson, USA (1981)

Julie Bradshaw MBE, GBR (2006)

Julie Ridge, USA (1985)

Karen Burton Reeder, USA (1999)

Kevin Murphy, GBR (1977)

Linda McGill, AUS (1968)

Lyndon Dunsbee, GBR (1988)

Lynne Cox, USA (1982)

Marc Newman, GBR (1988)

Marcella A. MacDonald, PDM, USA (2005)

Mercedes Gleitze, GBR (1969)

Mervyn Sharp, GBR (2006)

Michael Read, GBR (1978)

Mihir Sen, IND (1966)

Monique Wildschut, NED (1993)

Montserrat Tresserras, ESP (1970)

Nasser El Shazly, UAE (1979)

Nora Toledano Cadena, MEX (2006)

Norman Trusty, GBR (2003)

Osama Ahmed Montaz, EGY (2007)

Paul Asmuth, USA (1982)

Penny Lee Dean, USA (1980)

Penny Palfrey, AUS (2009)

Peter Jurzynski, USA (2005)

Philip Rush, NZL (1985)

Robert Cossette, CAN (2004)

Rosemary George, GBR (2003)

Sally Anne Minty-Gravett, GBR (2005)

Sarah Hunt, GBR (1994)

Shelley Taylor-Smith, AUS (1990)

Stella Taylor, USA (1982)

Stéphane Lecat, FRA (2007)

Susie Maroney, AUS (2005)

Tanarath Shenoy, IND (1987)

Ted Erikson, USA (1978)

Ted Keenan, IRE (1984)

Tina Bischoff, USA (1983)

Tom Blower, GBR (1964)
Tom Burgess, GBR (1983)

Tom Hetzel PhD, USA (1980)

Vicki Keith, CAN (2003)

Abdulla Latif Abou Heif, EGY (1964)

Anne Cleveland, USA (2010)

Baptista Pereira, POR (1971)

Captain Mathew Webb, GBR (1963)

Daniel Eulogio Carpio Massioti “Carpayo”, PER (2005)

Ned Denison, IRL (2012)

Petar Stoychev, BUL (2008)

Tom Park, USA 1968)

Veljko Rogosic, YUG (1998)

Yuri Kudinov, RUS (2009)

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