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David Marsh (2021)

Honor Coach, USA

2016 WOMEN’S USA OLYMPIC TEAM HEAD COACH; THREE-TIME USA MEN’S OLYMPIC TEAM ASSISTANT COACH (1996, 2000, 2012); 2003 USA WORLD … Continued

Rebecca Soni (2021)

Honor Swimmer, USA

FOR THE RECORD: 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (200m breaststroke), silver (100m breaststroke, 4×100m medley relay); 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (200m … Continued

Rose Cody (2021)

Honor Masters Contributor, PUR

FOR THE RECORD: FINA MASTERS SYNCHRO CHAIR 1994-2017; FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SYNCHRO SWIMMING DIRECTOR (1994-2017); MEMBER FINA MASTERS TECHNICAL … Continued

David Cotton (2021)

Honor Masters Diver, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 8 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2017); 2000 MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – … Continued

Clay Britt (2021)

Honor Masters Swimmer, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 23 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS, 8 LONG COURSE AND 15 SHORT COURSE FINA BACKSTROKE AND I.M. MASTERS WORLD … Continued

Brendan Hansen (2021)

Honor Swimmer, USA

FOR THE RECORD: 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (4×100m medley), silver (100m breaststroke), bronze (200m breaststroke); 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (4×100m … Continued

Elvira Khasyanova (2021)

Honor Synchronized / Artistic Swimmer, RUS

FOR THE RECORD: 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (team); 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (team); 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (team); 2001 WORLD … Continued

Bob Duenkel (2021)

Honor Contributor, USA

FOR THE RECORD: 40+ YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO ISHOF AND THE HISTORY OF THE AQUATIC WORLD AS ISHOF’S EXECUTIVE … Continued

Kerry O’Brien (2021)

Honor Coach, USA

Kerry’s commitment to the sport of Masters swimming has been an endeavor that has lasted a lifetime. His contributions and … Continued

Osvaldo Codaro (2019)

Honor Water Polo Player, ARG

FOR THE RECORD: 1948 OLYMPIC GAMES: 9th; 1952 OLYMPIC GAMES: 13th; 1960 OLYMPIC GAMES: 10th; 1951 PAN AMERICAN GAMES: gold; … Continued

Alfred Nakache (2019)

Honor Pioneer Swimmer, FRA

FOR THE RECORD: 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES: 4TH (4x200m freestyle); 1948 OLYMPIC GAMES; 1938 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: silver (4x200m freestyle); WORLD RECORD: … Continued

Satoko Takeuji (2019)

Honor Masters Swimmer, JPN

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 40 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS; WORLD POINTS-1313; 9 AGE GROUPS (35-39 THROUGH 75-79); TOP TEN: 31 TIMES; 28 … Continued

Britta Steffen (2019)

Honor Swimmer, GER

FOR THE RECORD: 2000 OLYMPIC GAMES: bronze (4x200m freestyle); 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle); 2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS … Continued

Dr. Ferenc Salamon (2019)

Honor Contributor, HUN

FOR THE RECORD: more than 70 YEARS IN WATER POLO : Player, Referee, Administrator; FINA TWPC MEMBER: 1972-2000; LEN WATER … Continued

Petar Stoychev (2019)

Honor Open Water Swimmer, BUL

FOR THE RECORD: FOUR TIME OLYMPIAN, MORE THAN 100 PODIUM FINISHES IN PROFESSIONAL CAREER, WINNER FOR 11 YEARS: FINA OPEN … Continued

Marjorie Anderson (2019)

Honor Masters Synchronized / Artistic Swimmer, CAN

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 8 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 1994-2017; 18 MEDALS (8 GOLD, 9 SILVER, 1 BRONZE); NUMEROUS MEDALS IN CANADIAN … Continued

Rick Colella (2019)

Honor Masters Swimmer, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 47 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS; WORLD POINTS-1474; 6 AGE GROUPS (40-44 THROUGH 65-69); TOP TEN: 15 TIMES; 25 … Continued

Olga Sedakova (2019)

Honor Synchronized / Artistic Swimmer, RUS

FOR THE RECORD: 1992 OLYMPIC GAMES: 4th (solo, duet); 1996 OLYMPIC GAMES: 4th (team); 1991 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 4th (solo, duet, … Continued

Rowdy Gaines (2019)

Honor Masters Swimmer, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 26 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS; WORLD POINTS-1201; SINCE 1989, HE HAS COMPETED IN 4 AGE GROUPS (30-34, 35-39, … Continued

Asta Girdauskiene (2019)

Honor Masters Diver, LIT

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 9 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS; 22 TOTAL FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS (11 GOLD, 5 SILVER, 6 BRONZE); 2000 … Continued

Stephanie Rice (2019)

Honor Swimmer, AUS

FOR THE RECORD: 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (200m I.M, 400m I.M, 4x200m freestyle; 2007 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (LC): bronze (200m I.M, … Continued

Boris Popov (2019)

Honor Coach, RUS

FOR THE RECORD: RUSSIAN WATER POLO COACH: 1973-2008, 2011 to the present day ; NATIONAL TEAM COACH: 1978-1993, 1997-1999, 2007- … Continued

Caroline Krattli (2019)

Honor Masters Swimmer, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 38 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS; WORLD POINTS-1280; 5 AGE GROUPS (35-39 THROUGH 55-59); TOP TEN: 15 TIMES; 19 … Continued

Alessandro Campagna (2019)

Honor Water Polo Player, ITA

FOR THE RECORD: AS A PLAYER: 1992 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold; 1986 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: silver; 1994 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: gold; 1987 EUROPEAN … Continued

Jason Lezak (2019)

Honor Swimmer, USA

FOR THE RECORD: 2000 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (4×100m medley), silver (4×100m freestyle); 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (4×100m medley), bronze (4×100m … Continued

Li Ting (2019)

Honor Diver, CHN

FOR THE RECORD: 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (10m platform synchro); 2003 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: gold (10m platform synchro); 2005 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: … Continued

Willard “Wink” Lamb (2019)

Honor Masters Swimmer, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 95 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS; WORLD POINTS-2263; 4 AGE GROUPS (80-84 THROUGH 95-99); TOP TEN: 12 TIMES; 26 … Continued

Joao “Pepito” Meirelles (2019)

Honor Masters Water Polo, BRA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 10 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (1996-2019): 1 SILVER, 3 BRONZE, TWO 4TH PLACES; INSTRUMENTAL IN ESTABLISHING MASTERS WATER … Continued

Dr. Jim Miller (2019)

Honor Masters Contributor, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2003-PRESENT: UANA MASTERS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE; 2001-PRESENT: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER AND MEMBER OF SPORTS MEDICINE COMMITTEE FOR U.S. … Continued

Marcella MacDonald (2019)

Honor Open Water Swimmer, USA

FOR THE RECORD: 16 ENGLISH CHANNEL CROSSINGS INCLUDING 3 DOUBLE CROSSINGS, LOCH NESS (36 km/22 miles), AROUND THE ISLAND OF … Continued

Otylia Jedrzejczak (2019)

Honor Swimmer, POL

FOR THE RECORD: 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (200 m butterfly), silver (400m freestyle, 100m butterfly); 2001 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (LC): silver … Continued

Andy Burke (2018)

Honor Contributor, USA

FOR THE RECORD: MANAGER OF THE 1964 US OLYMPIC WATER POLO TEAM; WATER POLO OFFICIAL FOR THE HOST ORGANIZING COMMITTEES … Continued

Walt Reid (2018)

Honor Masters Contributor, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: FINA MASTERS: 1992: Meeting with Cornel Marculescu (FINA’s Executive Director) about a new position “FINA Masters Recorder”; Development of … Continued

Rebecca Adlington (2018)

Honor Swimmer, GBR

FOR THE RECORD: 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (400m freestyle, 800m freestyle); 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES: bronze (400m freestyle, 800m freestyle); 2009 … Continued

Joy Cushman (2018)

Honor Pioneer Contributor, USA

FOR THE RECORD: USSS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN (1958-1963); FINA SYNCHRO HONORARY SECRETARY (1960-1972); ASUA TECHNICAL SYNCHRO COMMITTEE CHARTER MEMBER (1960-1968), CHAIRPERSON … Continued

Jurgen Schmidt (2018)

Honor Masters Swimmer, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: World Points-638, Pre-1986 Points-52, Total Points-690; Since 1973, Jurgen has been ranked in the top 10 for 43 years … Continued

Wolf-Rüdiger Schulz (2018)

Honor Masters Water Polo, GER

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES: Participant; FINA World Masters Championships: 4 gold (2000, 2010, 2012, 2014); European Masters Championships: 4 … Continued

Brenda Villa (2018)

Honor Water Polo, USA

FOR THE RECORD: 2000 OLYMPIC GAMES: silver (team competition); 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES: bronze; 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES: silver; 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES: … Continued

Bill Sweetenham (2018)

Honor Coach, AUS

FOR THE RECORD: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TEAM HEAD COACH: 1980 – 1988; 14 OLYMPIC SWIMMERS, WINNING 27 MEDALS IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS … Continued

Mary Bennett (2018)

Honor Masters Diver, USA

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 85 NATIONAL TITLES, 6 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 13 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze; 3 WORLD MASTERS GAME TITLES; … Continued