New Convenor for Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Named

New Convenor for Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Named

After a lifetime of dedication and volunteerism for the sport of marathon swimming, culminating in a successful launch and early stage nurturing of the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Sue Guesdon and Christopher Guesdon are stepping aside.

The duo of International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductees said, “Sue and I are stepping down from Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. The reason for this secession is to guarantee the future of the Hall through the next generation of administrators in an ever-changing sport.

We are delighted that Melissa Roberts will take upon the role as Convenor of the AMSHOF.”

Melissa (Cunningham) Roberts
Melissa (Cunningham) Roberts

Inaugural Class of 2020 inducted in August 2020: Jennifer Anderson, Lauren Arndt, David Bates, Clive Berry Rickards, Kate Brookes-Peterson, Roger Bruce, Tamara Bruce, Richard Campion, Brendan Capell, Graeme Carroll, Cavill Family, Melissa Cunningham, William Ford, Melissa Gorman, Trent Grimsey, Christopher Guesdon, Susanne Guesdon, Kevin Holtom, Annette Kellerman, Tracy Knowles, John Koorey, Susie Maroney OAM, Chloë McCardel, Linda McGill MBE, Joseph Mitchell, Lynton Mortensen, David O’Brien OAM, Penny Palfrey, James Pittar, Des Renford MBE, Grant Robinson, Rottnest Channel Swim Association, Mark Saliba, Josh Santacaterina, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Gary Toner, and Suzanne Toner

Class of 2020/2021 inducted in November 2020: David Browne, Shelley Clark, Grant Cleland, Stephen Creswell, Rondi Davies, Marty Filipowski, Peter Galvin, Julieanne Goode, Michael Gregory, Rachael Hanisch, Trudee Hutchinson, Ky Hurst, Julie Isbill, Stephen Junk, Guy Moar, Vladimir Mravec, Chris Palfrey, Barbara Pellick, Thomas Pembroke, Emma Radford, Dean Summers, John van Wisse, Tammy van Wisse, and Oliver Wilkinson

Class of 2020/2021 inducted in March 2021: Kevin Cassidy, Helen Conway, Kelly Driffield, Charmian Frend, Victoria Gorman, Chelsea Gubecka, Kareena Lee, John Saliba, Anna Strachan, Peter Tanham, Greg Towle, and Catherine Ware

Class of 2020/2021 inducted on 21 June 2021: Melissa Benson, Don Watson Browne, Lisa DeLaurentis, Justin Hanby, Simon Huitenga, Andrew Hunt, Stuart Johnson, Rhys Mainstone, and Bob Tarr

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