Attila Molnar Peaked In The Mid-1990s

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Attila Molnar [shown on right in both photos above] was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer in 1998. He is a Hungarian [...]

IMSA Started In Paris In 1953

Courtesy of Daniel Vizeu Costa Couto who updates the website of Abilio Couto, an International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer. The International Marathon Swimming Association (IMSA) is a now defunct professional marathon swimming [...]

Oswald Schmidt Honoured By Sandycove Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Oswald Schmidt was honored as the 2013 Sandycove Island Volunteer of the Year. Ned Denison of the Sandycove Island Swim Club Committee explains, "Ossie put in a tremendous year [...]

An Exercise In Open Water Swimming Democracy

The World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation was an example of democracy where dozens of swimmers from dozens of countries, speaking different languages with different lifestyles and cultural backgrounds, got together annually to discuss and debate [...]

96 Wonderful Years Of Willy Van Rysel

Willy van Rysel is one of only two individuals (along with Drury Gallagher) to be honored by both the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame. A double-IMSHOF [...]