International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2010

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2010

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2010 and awards. The honorees and award winners will be celebrated at the 2011 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in a special induction ceremony in New York City on June 18th.

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree Swimmers include Hawaiian Island channel swimming great Dr. Harry Huffaker, Japanese marathon swimmer Yuko Matsuzaki, and English Channel and Catalina Channel veteran Anne Cleveland and American pro marathoner Fran Crippen.

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame also honored William ‘Bill’ Goll as a Pioneer Swimmer and Australian Richard Campion and New Yorker Drury Gallagher as Honoree Administrators.

In the Class of 2010 also saw NYC Swim, the Rottnest Channel Swim Association and the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation as the Honoree Clubs and Organisations.

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame gave its Certificates of Merit to Cliff Lumsden of Canada, George Young of Canada, Claudio Plit of Argentina, Thomas Hoad and Jane Katz of the USA for being named International Swimming Hall of Fame finalists. Additionally, FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee members Jorge Aurelio Delgado Panchana of Ecuador, Zouheir El Moufti of Morocco and Hatem Seifallah Mohamed Ibraham of Egypt received Certificates of Merit as did the Channel Swimming & Pilots Federation, the Midmar Mile and Nell Schmidt, the first woman to swim across San Francisco Bay.

Steven Munatones received the Irving David/Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award which was established by the New England Marathon Swimming Association to honor and recognize his contribution to marathon swimming as a perpetual memorial to Irving Davids and Captain Roger Wheeler.

For more information, photos and details, visit the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website.

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