Dale Petranech, A Lifetime Of Achievement

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I have never met anyone like him," said Steven Munatones of Dale Petranech, the Honorary Secretary of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and recent International Swimming Hall [...]

Mike Read Remembers A Cold, Cold Day On Loch Ness

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is traditional at International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) induction ceremonies for a former honouree to give the ISHOF (red) [...]

Pioneers Honoured At The Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pioneers who were honored at the 2014 International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held on the Isle of Bute in Scotland included George Young (represented by Catalina Channel [...]

The Origins Of The 1-Hour Postal Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the most interesting cross-border rivalries among masters swimmers in the United States is the competition between the New England Masters (NEM) and the Davis Aquatic Masters in [...]

The Heart Of Lions

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 [...]

Sea Swimming Is A Beautiful Thing

Doloranda Hannah Pember, the daughter of Mercedes Gleitze accepted her mother's award as an Honour Pioneer Swimmer at 2013 the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cork, Ireland. Pember is putting together an [...]

Dale Petranech Honored By The Hall Of Fame

Long-time administrator Dale Petranech was honored at the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for his commitment and behind-the-scenes work oiling the Hall of Fame machinery. Petranech was placed on the final ballot [...]

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