Andrew Page, Ceinwen Roberts, Derwent River Big Swim, Narelle Simpson Inducted in Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Andrew Page, Ceinwen Roberts, Derwent River Big Swim, Narelle Simpson Inducted in Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Melissa Cunningham announced the following four swimmers as the most recently announced Honorees in the Class of 2021 of the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame:

Inaugural Class of 2021, inducted in September 2021:

* Andrew Page, Honour Swimmer
* Ceinwen Roberts, Honour Swimmer [shown above]
* Derwent River Big Swim, Honour Event
* Narelle Simpson, Honour Coach

AMSHOF Honor Event

Co-founder Christopher Guesdon explained the criteria for nominations, “The AMSHOF encourages any members of the Australian Marathon Swimming Community to nominate a fellow Australian outstanding swimmer or contributor. Nominations must include a short history clearly outlining the candidate’s swimming or contribution in a clear and concise statement outline the major reason why the candidate should be included in the AMSHOF as an Honouree.

For swimmers, solo marathon swimmers and racers careers are considered with equal status. Swims presented in the nominee’s bio must be of 10 km or longer. Non marathon activities or shorter swims should not be included in the bio. Swimmers must be those noteworthy participants who through their career achievements have made a significant contribution to the status of marathon swimming. In a clear and concise statement, outline the major reason why the candidate should be included in the Honour Roll. For racers, swim attire rules required by event organisers will suffice. For solo swimmers, an independent observer’s report or swim organisation’s listed results of the swim must be produced on demand.

Contributors include marathon swimming team support staff, administrators, event organisers, coaches, pilots, and technical officials with a noteworthy career as a contributor of marathon swimming events in Australia or internationally of 10 km or over will be eligible for consideration. Contributors will be selected for careers of excellence and outstanding achievements in roles supportive to marathon swimmers. In a clear and concise statement, outline the major reason why the candidate should be included in the Honour Roll.

A positive official drug test or failing a doping control program or proven non-ethical behaviour prohibits a candidate from inclusion in the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

By calling attention to the greatest Australian swimmers, and promoting the accomplishments and achievements of these swimmers, coaches, organizations and handlers, the history of the sport is further recognized.”

For more information on the AMSHOF, visit here.

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