Joe Grossman Brings Alive Marathon Swimming’s Past

Joe Grossman Brings Alive Marathon Swimming's Past Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In order to preserve marathon swimming history, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame dual inductee Dale [...]

A Giant Of The Sport, Joe Grossman

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Much of the information in the Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and Openwaterpedia on marathon swimmers before the 1980s is based on the work and records of Joe Grossman. [...]

WPMSF Led To The IMSHOF

On April 12th in 1961, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame was founded by the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation. The purpose was to recognize the most successful athletes and luminaries in the marathon [...]

The World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

CANADA. World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation was a non-profit corporation that governed the professional marathon swimming circuit in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It was headquartered in Maryland USA when Herman Willemse (shown on right) [...]