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By George, Duthie Knew Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. George Duthie was a Canadian open water swimming event director who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1966 as an Honour Administrator. Duthie organized [...]

1937 Cartoon About Winning A Marathon Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jim Pritchard*, grandson of Francis 'Frank' Pritchard, an American open water swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2009 as an Honour Swimmer, [...]

Celebrating Tomi Stefanovski In The Hall Of Fame

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Tomi Stefanovski will be formally inducted in the Class of 2016 at the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonies in Southern California in November. "When I think of [...]

Ersin Aydin Swimming For The Fatherland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I've done it for the Fatherland," said Ersin Aydin [shown above in pink shirt with Emre Erdogan], a Turkish who swam in a shark cage from Turkey to Cyprus [...]

Bringing The Masses To The Open Water

Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe. Individuals inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame are not always swimmers, coaches or pilots. Honorees like Jerry Nason have contributed mightily to the sport via their [...]

Steve Wozniak Had The Heart Of A Champion

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 1980, Steve Wozniak developed chest pains while training for his second attempt of the English Channel at the age of 64. He went for a medical check-up. As [...]

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