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Giulio Travaglio, Naples Nautical Notable

Courtesy of Nino Fazio of Baia di Grotta, Italy. Giulio Travaglio, a native of Naples, Italy, sprinted onto the professional marathon swimming circuit and never stopped until he was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming [...]

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 [...]

Tarzan’s Support Of Marathon Swimming

Although he is best known as Tarzan and one of the greatest pool swimmers of all time with 5 Olympic gold medals, one bronze and 67 world records, Johnny Weissmuller was inducted in the International [...]

The Mission Of Mohamed Marouf

Mohamed Marouf's passion knows no bounds. He works tirelessly to promote and organize the sport of open water swimming in his adopted Canada and in his native Egypt. But whether it is a domestic coaching [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

Cry Of A Champion

Conrad Wennerberg, who wrote one of the most definitive books on marathon swimming (Wind, Waves and Sunburn - A Brief History of Marathon Swimming), has a treasure trove of first-hand insights into the world of [...]

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