Friday, November 16, 2018

Call for nominations for the 2019 Annual Paragon Awards at the International Swimming Hall of Fame


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The International Swimming Hall of Fame announces the
call for nominations for the 2019 Annual Paragon Awards at the International Swimming Hall of Fame,
to be presented on the occasion of the Hall of Fame Honors Weekend, May 17-19, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale.
     
Candidates may be nominated in the following categories
  1. Competitive Swimming
  2. Competitive Diving
  3. Competitive Synchronized Swimming
  4. Competitive Water Polo
  5. Aquatic Safety
  6. Recreational Swimming
The Awards are presented for outstanding contributions and leadership within the category.
Kindly submit your nominees by December 1, 2018. Please include data to support your nomination as well as a brief biography of each individual.           
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Nominations may be sent to:
Dr. Ivonne Schmid
International Swimming Hall of Fame
1 Hall of Fame Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-462-6536 ext. 210
Fax:     954-525-4031


Friday, November 2, 2018

Michael P. Read, MBE to Receive the 2019 Poseidon Award

FORT LAUDERDALE The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will recognize

Michael P. Read, MBE for his high-level achievement in marathon swimming with the 2019 Poseidon Award.  The Award will be presented to Michael, on Saturday evening, during the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, on March 9th in Melbourne Australia.  The Poseidon Award is presented annually by International Swimming Hall of Fame to the organization or individual for high level achievement from personal effort or initiative in a field of endeavor that contributes to the performance of marathon swimmers or to the development and status of Marathon Swimming to the world.
This year’s award honors Michael P. Read, MBE.  As a swimmer he has competed more than 130 epic marathons including 33 crossings of the English Channel.  Michael’s first ever swims include a 67 km (42-mile) quadruple-crossing of Lake Windermere.   His longest 96.5 km (60 miles) around Isle of Wright in 24+ hours and his coldest 38km (24-mile) Loch Ness in 14+ hours in 6° to 7°C (42.8° to 44.7°F) water.  Other International swims include:   40 km (25-mile) Nile International Championship, 40 km (25 miles), Manhattan Island and Lake Zurich.  A member of Great Britain’s 1960 Olympic team, he is still active, having completed the Gulf of Toroneos 26km marathon in 2018 and winning the European Masters 5km Championship in 2018. 
Read has served as a swimming administrator in one capacity or another for over 60 years.  For nearly 45 years he has helped direct the Channel Swimming Association, becoming Chairman in 1993 and President in 2007.  During this time the popularity of open water and Channel swimming has exploded. 
He was inducted as an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) in 1978, honored by the ISHOF with the Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award in 2009 and inducted as an Honor Swimmer in 2011.  For his singular contributions to marathon swimming on the international stage, Michael has been awarded the 2019 Poseidon Award.
For additional information, please call Ned Denison in Ireland at (+353) 87-987-1573 or ISHOF at (954) 462-6536, or visit http://www.ishof.org

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sue Guesdon to Receive the 2019 Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award


FORT LAUDERDALE – The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will recognize Sue Guesdon, for her extensive contributions to the administration of open water swimming with the 2019 Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award.  The Award will be presented to Sue, on Saturday evening, during the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, on March 9th in Melbourne Australia.  The Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award is presented annually by International Swimming Hall of Fame to the organization or individual who has contributed the most to the administration of open water swimming.

This year’s award honors Sue Guesdon, an open water swimming administrator from Australia who has served the sport for more than 50 years.  She has contributed in a wide range of roles and assisted at many events across the world.   Sue’s roles included:  Race Director, Organiser, Coach Handler, Administrator, Team Official, Lecturer, Judge, Health & Fitness Advisor, Licensed Boat Captain, Writer and Open Water Official. 
Over this half century she assisted at marathon swimming events in the following countries:  Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom and USA.  Selected examples help illustrate the range of Sue’s contribution:
Official - 40km Port Philip Bay Big Swim 1968; Coach handler - English Channel 1970, 1975 and 1977; Escort handler - Hong Kong Repulse Bay Marathon October 1977; Australian Team coach handler- silver medal- Capri Napoli World Championship 1975; Official Clerk of Course & Judge Fiji Open Water Championships 2001; FINA OWS Certificate - Technical Officials Clinic Cook Islands 2007 and Clerk of Course/Official South East Asian Games OWS event 2009.
Her ability in so many aspects of the sport gives her an understanding of the athletes and officials and was paramount in her success as a technical official lecturer and teacher and was a driving force toward the positioning and development of marathon swimming in the world. 

For additional information, please call Ned Denison in Ireland at (+353) 87-987-1573 or ISHOF at (954) 462-6536, or visit http://www.ishof.org

Friday, October 12, 2018

The International Swimming Hall of Fame Is Accepting Nominations For 2019 Inductees


Fort Lauderdale, Florida: — The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is accepting nominations for the 2019 class of inductees, which honors individuals who have achieved tremendous success in the aquatic disciplines and/or made a significant impact on the sport of aquatics through their lifelong efforts.
The 2019 Inductees will be honored at ISHOF’s annual Induction Ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA on Saturday May 18, 2019.
Nominations can be made by anyone in any of the following ten categories:
  • Swimming
  • Open Water Swimming (FINA Events)
  • Marathon Swimming (Non-FINA Events)
  • Diving
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Coach
  • Pioneer
  • Contributor
  • Masters (Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming, Coach, Contributor)
Nominations must be submitted along with supporting materials by October 19, 2018. Nomination forms can be found at: https://ishof.org/assets/ishof—honoree-nomination-form.pdf. Nominations may be emailed to ischmid@ishof.org or faxed to 954.525.4031.
Each nominee must meet the following minimum criteria to appear on the ballot:
Athletes in Olympic Sports shall not be chosen unless retired from elite competition for at least one Olympic quadrennial. “Athletes in Olympic Sports” refers to swimmers, open water swimmers, divers, water polo players and artistic (synchronized) swimmers. Marathon swimmers and Masters athletes do not need to be retired from competition.
To achieve selection to the ISHOF, nominees are judged on their extraordinary success at the international levels, not just within his or her own country.
A coach must have a significant international record and have been coaching at least 25 years.
A contributor must have been involved in swimming for at least 20 years and have had a significant international impact. Athletic achievement should NOT be considered. Contributors are those who have advanced the sport internationally through leadership, journalism, invention, events and overall promotion of great, outstanding impact.
The Pioneer category was created to honor great achievements that have been overlooked over time due to special circumstances, such as interruptions caused by, for example, war or politics.
Nominees must also meet the ISHOF ethics guidelines. With any ethical violations of the spirit and principles of Olympism, the ISHOF relies upon the legal system (civil and criminal), National and
International governing bodies along with organizations responsible for registering, certifying and disciplining coaches and athletes to make determinations regarding allegations of criminal and unethical behavior in a way that ensures constitutionally guaranteed due process protection for all parties involved.
If and when ISHOF is presented with substantial or compelling evidence, a determination, a criminal charge, conviction or admission of guilt, the ISHOF board of Directors will consider all options within our means and resources that will enable us to ensure the integrity of our Hall of Fame.
For more information please email Ivonne Schmid at ischmid@ishof.org or call 954.462.6536 ext. 210

About ISHOF

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. (ISHOF), established in 1965, is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Recognized by FINA, its goal is to preserve the history of swimming, celebrate the heroes, promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of all children and adults, and connect older generations of swimmers to youth.
The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF). For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Welcomes Induction Class of 2018

Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) welcomed its class of 2018 inductees this weekend at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. Nine individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame from five different countries: United States, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Austria.  Tom Boak was Master of Ceremonies.

Mary Bennett, Diver, USA

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(L-R) Nancy Ridout, Betty (Mary’s Sister), Tom Boak; Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
Mary Bennett has 85 National titles, six FINA National Championships, three World Masters Games titles and five FINA WORLD RECORDS. She has competed in four age groups between 1990 and 2014 (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69). She competed in the 1m, 3m, 10m and also in the synchro events winning a total of 106 gold, 23 silver and three bronze medals. She competed at five FINA Masters World Championships where she won 13 gold medals, five silver medals and one bronze medal. Just months before her death from cancer she won the synchro platform event in Montreal in 2014. She was on oxygen and had to be carried up the ladder to do her dives, but insisted on finishing the event. She passed away on October 11, 2014. She won the McAlister and Krahn Performance Award (Sable) in 2012.

Beth Carey, Synchro Swimmer, USA

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Tom Boak and Beth Carey – Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
Beth Carey has attended eight FINA Masters World Championships from 1992 through 2010, winning 20 medals (eight gold, seven silver, and five bronze). She attended the 2013 Pan American Masters Championship, where she won one gold in the duet, and one silver in the team event. Carey competed in US Masters National Championships beginning in 1984 and is still participating today. To date, she has won 77 medals (medals in her age group every year, missing only one US Masters Championships in the last 30 years, due to illness). She has a 40+ year career in Masters synchronized swimming, beginning in her 40s until now in her 80s. She has been a member of the Ramapo Aqua Masters (New York-New Jersey) since the team’s inception.

Maurine Kornfeld, Swimmer, USA

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Maurine Kornfeld, Tom Boak – Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
Currently at 97 years old, Maurine has been competing for 31 years and has been in the Top Ten 27 times. She has set seven long course and 20 short course FINA Masters World records in the I.M., freestyle and backstroke. She has competed in four FINA World Championships, winning 14 gold and four silver medals. She has set 27 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS and since 1986, she has competed in eight age groups (65-69 through 95-99).

Hitomi Matsuda, Swimmer, Japan

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Caroline Boak, Hitomi Matsuda, Tom Boak – Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
Since 2004, Hitomi has been in the Top Ten each of the 14 years she has competed. She has set 35 long course and 45 short course FINA Masters World Records in the I.M., freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke. She has competed in the 2014 & 2017 FINA Masters World Championships winning six gold and one silver. Matsuda has competed in four age groups (25-29 through 40-44) and has already set 80 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS and she has only just begun.

Marcus Mattioli, Swimmer, Brazil

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Laura Val, Marcus Laborne Mattioli, Tom Boak – Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
Marcus Laborne Mattioli moved right into Masters swimming after ending his Olympic career in 1988, immediately receiving rankings in the Top Ten Masters category. However, he did leave the sport for 16 years, but returning to the Top 10 in 2004. Since then he has been on the list every year, for a total 15 times. He has set 14 long course and six short course FINA Masters World Records in the freestyle, butterfly and I.M. He has competed in six FINA World Championships since 1988 winning 24 gold and three silver, and has set 20 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS in the four age groups (25-29 through 55-59) he has competed in.

Walt Reid, Contributor, USA

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Walt Reid, Tom Boak – Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
When Walt Reid began attending USMS conventions in 1984, he volunteered to help tabulate USMS national records. Three years later he became the chair of the Records and Tabulation committee. His initiation of officially recording the Short Course Meters Top Ten Times and Short Course Meters National Records led to his creation of a computer program for LMSCs to compile Top Ten Times that interfaced with his National Top Ten database. Keeping the national records quickly evolved into Walt’s expanded interest in international performances. The formation of Masters Swimming International (MSI) in 1983 led to keeping data for swims around the world. In 1987, Walt began compiling and publishing the MSI World Masters Top 10. Walt’s commitment to chronicling the performances of Masters Swimmers globally was instrumental in making Masters a truly international endeavor and provided an invaluable resource for federations, national organizations and individual athletes.
Reid became the first (and only to date) “FINA Masters Recorder”, in 1992, under the direction of FINA, where he became responsible for the development of procedures and forms for processing Masters World Record Applications and World Top 10 Tabulations; First and only FINA Masters Recorder from 1992 to present. This enables Walt to provide to ISHOF/IMSHOF a list of candidates for the category “Honor Swimmer” each year for consideration for selection, based on a FINA approved Masters point system and database for calculating points based on swimming World Records and Top 10. Reid has been Chairman of IMSHOF’s Selection Committee and USMS Liaison to ISHOF from 2010- present.

Jurgen Schmidt, Swimmer, USA

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Jurgen Schmidt, Tom Boak – Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
Since 1973, Jurgen Schmidt has competed in nine age groups (50-54 through 90-94) and has set two FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS. Jurgen was a six-time All-Star in three different age-groups and has been ranked in the Top Ten for 43 years. e has competed in the 1988 and 2006 FINA Masters World Championships winning one gold, four silver and two bronze medals. In 1999 & 2008, he was named SPMA Swimmer of the Year. In 2004, he was named Santa Barbara Master Athlete of the Year and in 2015, he was inducted into the Huntsman World Senior Games Hall of Fame, (St. George, Utah).

Wolf-Rüdiger Schulz, Water Polo Player, Germany

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Wolf Rudiger, Tom Boak – Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross
Wolf Rüdiger was chosen as a member of the Olympic-Dream team, for his home country of Germany, which made him one of the Top 14 water polo players of the Olympic tournament in the 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES. He retired from Olympic competition afterward but has continued to stay involved with the sport. In 2000, at the age of 60, he won his first Masters World Championships alongside other former national players. To this day he has been playing for SV Cannstatt and has participated in numerous German, European and World Championships in the Masters category. He has attended numerous FINA World Masters Championships, winning four gold medals (2000, 2010, 2012, 2014), European Masters Championships, winning three gold (2007, 2009, 2011), and German Championships, winning seven gold (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
Diver Irmtraud Bohn of Austria was inducted but was unable to attend the ceremony.
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In addition to honoring the IMSHOF Honorees, ISHOF recognized Swimming World Magazine’s Top Ten Masters Swimmers from 2017, which can be read in full in the April 2018 issue of Swimming World.
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(L-R): Laura Val, Maurine Kornfeld, Willard Lamb, Betty Lorenzi, Diann Uustal and Nicolas Granger; Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross

Swimming World Magazine‘s Top Twelve Masters Swimmers for 2017:

Men –

  • Rick Colella (USA)
  • Sergey Geybel (RUS)
  • Nicolas Granger (FRA)
  • Karl Hauter (GER)
  • Willard Lamb (USA)
  • Darian Townsend (USA)

Women –

  • Noriko Inada (USA)
  • Maurine Kornfeld (USA)
  • Betty Lorenzi (USA)
  • Karlyn Pipes (USA)
  • Diann Uustal (USA)
  • Laura Val (USA)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Walt Reid To Be Inducted Into International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame


The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is proud to announce that Walt Reid, USA,  will be inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame as a member of the  Class of 2018 during the IMSHOF Induction ceremonies in Jacksonville, Florida, Friday evening, September 28, 2018.
The induction will be held in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports convention.
When Walt Reid began attending USAS/USMS conventions in 1984, he volunteered to help tabulate USMS national records, and three years later, he became the Chair of the Records and Tabulation Committee. His initiation of officially recording the Short Course Meters Top Ten Times and Short Course Meters National Records led to his creation of a computer program for LMSCs to compile Top Ten Times that interfaced with his National Top Ten database. Keeping the national records quickly evolved into Reid’s expanded interest in international performances.
The formation of Masters Swimming International (MSI) in 1983 led to keeping data for swims and swimmers around the world. In 1987, Reid began compiling and publishing the MSI World Masters Top 10. Walt’s commitment to chronicling the performances of Masters swimmers globally was instrumental in making Masters a truly international endeavor and provided an invaluable resource for federations, national organizations and individual athletes.
In 1992, Reid became the official FINA Masters Recorder and developed the procedures, forms and computer programs for processing Masters world record applications and World Top 10 tabulations. He has served in this volunteer position, as the first and only FINA Masters Recorder, from 1992 to present.
Walt Reid will be inducted as part of a group of nine (9) outstanding individuals will be inducted at the IMSHOF’s annual ceremony. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in conjunction with the 2018 United States Aquatic Sports XXXVIX Convention.
The prestigious IMSHOF class of 2018 includes four swimmers, two divers, one synchronized swimmer, one water polo player and one contributor, from five (5) different countries: the USA, Austria, Germany, Brazil and Japan:

SWIMMER INDUCTEES:

DIVER INDUCTEES:

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER INDUCTEE:

WATER POLO PLAYER INDUCTEE:

CONTRIBUTOR INDUCTEE:

  • WALT REID (USA)
In addition to honoring the IMSHOF Honorees, ISHOF will be recognizing Swimming World Magazine’s Top Ten Masters Swimmers from 2017.
Men – Rick Colella (USA)Sergey Geybel (RUS)Nicolas Granger (FRA)Karl Hauter (GER)Willard Lamb (USA), and Darian Townsend (USA)
Women – Noriko Inada (USA)Maurine Kornfeld (USA)Betty Lorenzi (USA)Karlyn Pipes (USA)Diann Uustal (USA), and Laura Val (USA).

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Book Your Hotel 

About IMSHOF
The purpose of the IMSHOF is to promote a healthy lifestyle, lifelong fitness and participation in adult aquatic programs by recognizing the achievements of individuals who serve as an example for others. To be considered, honorees must have participated in Masters programs through at least four different masters age groups and are qualified by an objective point system based on world records, world top 10 rankings and World Championship performances. The IMSHOF is a division of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit: www.ishof.org
About ISHOF
The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. (ISHOF), established in 1965, is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Recognized by FINA, the International Olympic Committee’s recognized governing body for the aquatic sports in 1968, its mission is to preserve the history of swimming, celebrate the heroes, promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of all children and adults, and connect older generations of swimmers to youth.
For more information, call Meg-Keller-Marvin at 570 584-4367 or e-mail: meg@ishof.org

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Irmtraud Bohn To Be Inducted Into International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame

Photo Courtesy: Irmtraud Bohn
Irmtraud Bohn will be inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018 during the IMSHOF Induction ceremonies in Jacksonville, Florida, Friday evening, September 28, 2018, to be held in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports convention.
Born in 1941, Irmtraud “Irmi” Bohn did not begin her career in diving until she was 15 years old.  She was a gymnast up until that time. During her teens, she would go to the local pool and swim for fun during the Summertime.  One summer the local diving coach spotted her playing around on the diving boards. Her talent was apparent. He asked her if she would consider joining his diving team.  She left gymnastics behind and became a diver.
She was named Austrian Champion on the 10-meter platform and in 1961, she won the Universidad Games.
Bohn competed in Olympic competition until the age of age 35.  She decided to retire when she began having children. During the ages of 35-45, Bohn did not compete, yet she always kept herself in good shape.   She was a PE teacher during that time, so her job helped her to stay in shape.
In 1988 Irmi Bohn began her career in Masters Diving.  It was really by word of mouth, that she first heard of Masters Diving.  Her good friends, IMSHOF Honor Diver Grete Kuegler, and others had heard about, so they started diving and training together once again.  
The first World Championships that Bohn travelled to was in 1988, in Brisbane, Australia, where she brought home a silver medal on the 10-meter platform.
Since then, she has competed in seven age groups (45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79). Bohn has participated in a record 15 FINA Masters World Championships, travelling all around the globe.  Bohn has won a total of 26 gold medals (1m-7, 3m- 9, 10m-10) and 12 silver medals (1m- 4, 3m- 3, 10m- 5). She also travels and competes in World Games Events. At the 1989 World Masters Games she won gold on platform, and silver on 1 and 3-meter springboard. She has set eight FINA world records in her career.
Bohn trains at the SU Moedling Swimming Club in Vienna.  She trains together with Grete Kugler, 2017 IMSHOF Honor Diver.  
Bohn says that to her, “Master diving means to me, stay fit and healthy, meet friends and spend time with them when we do our training and travel to championships. Now I am 77 years old and I am very proud, that I am still able to do all my difficult dives. My aim is, to take place in some more master championships in the next years.”
Bohn says that Masters Diving has taken away a once low point or bad memory in her diving career.  She had qualified for the 1960 Rome Olympics, but unfortunately, the Austrian Federation/officials did not register her in time so she did not get to compete.  As you can imagine, it was very disappointing and a very sad time for Bohn. She feels like she has made up for it during her Masters World Championships career and through all her gold medals.  
Bohn says her best experience in Masters Diving, would have to be at the World Championships in Montreal 2014, when she won three gold medals.  
Irmi Bohn is divorced, has two children, 48 and 49 and a beautiful Husky dog.  She lives outside Vienna but trains in Vienna. She is training and will go to the European Championships in Slovenia next month.
Bohn will be inducted as part of a group of nine (9) outstanding individuals will be inducted at the IMSHOF’s annual ceremony. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in conjunction with the 2018 United States Aquatic Sports XXXVIX Convention.
The prestigious IMSHOF class of 2018 includes four swimmers, two divers, one synchronized swimmer, one water polo player and one contributor, from five (5) different countries: the USA, Austria, Germany, Brazil and Japan:

SWIMMER INDUCTEES:

DIVER INDUCTEES:

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING INDUCTEE:

WATER POLO PLAYER INDUCTEE:

CONTRIBUTOR INDUCTEE:

  • WALT REID (USA)
In addition to honoring the IMSHOF Honorees, ISHOF will be recognizing Swimming World Magazine’s Top Ten Masters Swimmers from 2017. Swimming World Magazine‘s Top Twelve Masters Swimmers for 2017 are:
Men – Rick Colella (USA)Sergey Geybel (RUS)Nicolas Granger (FRA)Karl Hauter (GER)Willard Lamb (USA), and Darian Townsend (USA)
Women – Noriko Inada (USA)Maurine Kornfeld (USA)Betty Lorenzi (USA)Karlyn Pipes (USA)Diann Uustal (USA), and Laura Val (USA).
The event is open to the public and free of charge. Book Your Hotel
About IMSHOF
The purpose of the IMSHOF is to promote a healthy lifestyle, lifelong fitness and participation in adult aquatic programs by recognizing the achievements of individuals who serve as an example for others. To be considered, honorees must have participated in Masters programs through at least four different masters age groups and are qualified by an objective point system based on world records, world top 10 rankings and World Championship performances. The IMSHOF is a division of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit: www.ishof.org
About ISHOF
The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. (ISHOF), established in 1965, is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Recognized by FINA, the International Olympic Committee’s recognized governing body for the aquatic sports in 1968, its mission is to preserve the history of swimming, celebrate the heroes, promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of all children and adults, and connect older generations of swimmers to youth.