Tag: Herman Willemse

Vrije Slag By Herman Willemse

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 2015, Herman Willemse wrote his 560-page memoirs about his prolific and illustrious open water swimming career - one of the most successful swimmers of the 20th century. In Vrije slag (Freestyle in English), Willemse tells of his swims around the world and his post-retirement adventures in a sailboat

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On April 12th in 1961, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame was founded by the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation. The purpose was to recognize the most successful athletes and luminaries in the marathon swimming community. A year later, the International Swimming Hall of Fame approved the International Marathon Swimming Hall of

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