Tag: Honour Swimmer

Brojen Das, One Of A Kind

Website of Brojen Das courtesy of Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Pal. 1956 Pakistani Olympian Brojen Das (Bengali: ব্রজেন দাস) (1927 – 1998) was unique among swimmers for the opportunities that resulted from his swimming achievements. He was able to meet leaders from Great Britain to Pakistan to the USA. Das received the Pride of Performance, one of the highest

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Ersin Aydin Swimming For The Fatherland

Ersin Aydin Swimming For The Fatherland Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "I've done it for the Fatherland," said Ersin Aydin [shown above in pink shirt with Emre Erdogan], a Turkish who swam in a shark cage from Turkey to Cyprus in 43 hours 20 minutes in 1973. According to Sports Illustrated in 1973, Ersin ate 14 lamb chops, 13 chocolate

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Ted Keenan, Doing Great With Much

Ted Keenan, Doing Great With Much Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ted Keenan peacefully passed away on September 24th after leaving behind one of the great legacies among marathon swimmers. An Honour Swimmer inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Keenan did a tough trio of swims among his many exploits: the English,

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