Nora Toledano Cadena and Madhu Nagaraja Added to the IMSHOF Executive Committee

Nora Toledano Cadena and Madhu Nagaraja Added to the IMSHOF Executive Committee

Canada has long enjoyed a number of its athletes and events honored by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, a total of 20 honorees in total over the generations:

Mexico has two of its athletes similarly honored by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame: Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González and Nora Toledano Cadena.

IMSHOF Chairperson Ned Denison announced that the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame added a Canadian and a Mexican as new members of its Executive Committee: Nora Toledano Cadena (shown below) and Madhu Nagaraja (shown above).

Nagaraja is Canadian (born in India) and has been documenting marathon swimming history, administering and volunteering for swims of all kinds in the Great Lakes area, and serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor. Toledano was inducted as an Honor Swimmer in the IMSHOF Class of 2006 for achieving the Oceans Seven, the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, a two-way English Channel crossing, competing in and organizing a race on the FINA World Cup series, winning gold at the FINA World Masters Championship, coaching, and co-authoring a book (A cada brazada: el azul interminable or At Each Stroke: Endless Blue) with Argüelles.

Denison says, “IMSHOF continues to strengthen our international emphasis and Madhu and Nora expand our geographic coverage. Now, English is the second language of three of the six members Executive Committee members: Ned Denison from Ireland, Beth Yudovin from the USA, Melissa Cunningham from Australia, Richard Broer from the Netherlands, Madhu Nagaraja from Canada, and Nora Toledano Cadena from Mexico.”

For more information, visit www.imshof.org.

Steven Munatones