The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is located at the
International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The
"Sea Goddess", the official trophy of the IMSHOF with all the
honorees' names inscribed in the base, is on permanent display.
Since 1963, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame International Selection Committee has honored individuals who have had a positive impact on the development of marathon swimming.
The IMSHOF has inducted over 125 of the world's greatest achievers in long
distance swimming. In addition, each year Certificates of Merit are
awarded for outstanding performances or contributions in the discipline of open
water swimming. The committee strives to promote distance swimming by highlighting the achievements of its great athletes, coaches and trainers.
In an effort to record and preserve the records of open water swims attempted by any person
in any body of water, IMSHOF provides an "Application for Recording a Marathon Swim" to be permanently filed at the IMSHOF Headquarters in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Committee members include: Dennis Matuch (USA) Chairman, Dale Petranech (USA) Honorary Secretary,
Lynn Blouin (CAN), Buck Dawson (USA), Bob Duenkel (USA), Kevin Murphy (GBR), Pierre Otis (CAN),
Claudio Plit (ARG), Michael Reed (GBR), Shelley Taylor Smith (AUS), Conrad Wennerberg (USA).
IMSHOF Selection Committee: Lynn
Shelley Taylor Smith,
CERTIFICATE OF MERIT RECIPIENTS