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The Wonders Of Watson

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Renowned coach Don Watson was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame two years ago and will be similarly honored this month by the International Swimming Hall [...]

Michael Read MBE, A Lifetime Of Achievement

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. During his pool swimming career as a butterflyer and distance freestyler, Great Britain's Michael Read represented his country in 1959 and 1960 while qualifying as an alternate at the [...]

Our Good Man Watson

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is rare that one coach has the opportunity to coach one Olympian or one world champion, but it is exceedingly rare for one coach to train many over [...]

Inspector Jack Haskins And Man’s Best Friends

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Bob Duenkel of the International Swimming Hall of Fame called for nominations for the 2015 Annual Paragon Awards. Candidates are nominated for Competitive Swimming, Competitive Diving, Competitive Synchronized Swimming, [...]

Rolling Home to Bonnie Scotland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Doloranda Pember accepted the International Swimming Hall of Fame honors that we bestowed upon her mother Mercedes Gleitze on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. This is what she said [...]

David Yudovin’s Legacy Around The Globe

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. David Yudovin has a handle on things. His family knows. His friends know. His co-workers know. And the marathon swimming community knows very well. This past weekend, Yudovin of [...]

Mercedes Gleitze: The Spirit of a New Age To Air

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Doloranda Pember reported that the documentary entitled Mercedes Gleitze: The Spirit of a New Age, produced by Clare Delargy of Delargy Productions of Northern Ireland, will be broadcast later [...]

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) [...]

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