Membership in the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming requires the authenticated completion of three famous marathon swims around the world: (1) 21 miles (33.7K) across the English Channel between England and France, (2) 21 miles (33.7K) across the Catalina Channel in Southern California, USA, and (3) 28.5 miles (45.8K) around the Manhattan Island in New York, USA.
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What is IMSHOF?The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is a global celebration of marathon swimming luminaries, heroes and heroines.
Its website is now available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, French and German.
The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame was established in 1961 and is an affiliate organization to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Its mission is to recognize the marathon swimmers throughout the world and is governed by an international selection committee of marathon swimming experts.
The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF), supported entirely by donations, recognizes not only the world’s most successful swimmers in competitive races, but also individuals for their solo swim exploits around the world. It is a non-profit educational sports hall of fame devoted to marathon swimming and is dedicated to promoting the athletes, coaches, administrators, pilots, reporters, volunteers, organizations, race directors and associations affiliated with marathon swimming. It immortalizes online the achievements and contributions of those who have distinguished themselves in this sport.