Tag: IMSHOF

Irene Van Der Laan Voted Into ISHOF

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 52-year-old Irene van der Laan, inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1985, will also be inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Open Water Swimmer in 2015. It is a well-deserved recognition for an athlete with one of the most

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Triple Crowners Honoured In Ireland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Five swimmers in Ireland completed their Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and were celebrated in Cork, Ireland this weekend. The accomplished quintet included Fionnuala Walsh from County Clare and Ciaran Byrne, Ned Denison, Eddie Irwin and Gábor Molnár from Sandycove Island, County Cork. The kickoff in

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WPMSF Led To The IMSHOF

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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WOWSA…IMSHOF Heads To Cork, Ireland

From Florida to California, from the United Nations to the Queen Mary, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and World Open Water Swimming Association has held its ceremonies in various locations from the West Coast to the East Coast in the US. For the first time in its history since 1961, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame will

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96 Wonderful Years Of Willy Van Rysel

Willy van Rysel is one of only two individuals (along with Drury Gallagher) to be honored by both the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame. A double-IMSHOF Honour Swimmer, Rysel passed away at the age of 96 on September 19th. Besides her success in the open water where she swam several

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