PAUL ASMUTH…He’s One in A Thousand!
PAUL ASMUTH……He’s One in A Thousand!
Paul Asmuth ascended on the world scene in the 1980’s
becoming the most dominant racer on the professional circuit and one of the
world’s greatest professional marathon swimmers. Paul Asmuth– He’s One in A Thousand!
When asked why he wanted to join the International Swimming Hall
of Fame’s One in A Thousand Club, Asmuth said,
“We continue to support the ISHOF in honor of those who have
made such incredible historical contributions to aquatic sports as athletes,
coaches, and in all areas of significance.”
the One in a Thousand Club by helping ISHOF on a monthly or one-time basis.
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Asmuth grew up in the sunshine state of Florida and swam his way through school
with the Fort Myers Swimming Association. He continued in college at Auburn and
Arizona State with career stops at Mission Viejo, Bolles Sharks and Santa
Barbara Swim Club.
the way, Paul had some of the world’s greatest coaches: Ginny Duenkel, Gregg
Troy, Eddie Reese, Ron Johnson, Mark Schubert, Larry Leibowitz and Charles
“Red” Silvia. With his own mental toughness, he grew to become one of the
world’s greatest professional marathon swimmers. He was one of the first to
utilize speed techniques from the pool into open water. Asmuth became the marathon swimmer to
beat on the professional circuit during the 1980’s. He won the 23 mile “Around
the Island Swim” in Atlantic City, an unprecedented eight times in water
temperatures ranging from the low 60’s F to the 80’s F. He has a record six
wins in the 27 mile Traversee Memphremagog, in Canada, holding the record from
1980 to 1994.
won the granddaddy of marathon swims, the Lac St. Jean crossing in Roberval,
Quebec two times at 21 miles and once at 40 miles setting a record of 17h 6m in
50 degree water. He won the 20 mile Capri-Napoli Swim three times and holds the
record at 6h 35m. Paul also set the course record for the 50 degree F 14 mile
Les Quatorze Mille de Paspe-biac Swim at 5h 35m, winning it four times. All
totaled he has seven World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation Titles.
Asmuth’s solo swims include three English Channel crossings including the men’s
record (8h 12m). He was the only swimmer to complete the 31 mile Nantucket to
Cape Cod Massachusetts, and the first person to swim under seven hours around
28 mile Manhattan Island.
International Swimming Hall of Fame wants to know if you are one in a
thousand? We think you are! Show how special you are and become a
member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s “One In A Thousand” Club. Help keep the International
Swimming Hall of Fame moving forward toward a new vision and museum by joining
these unprecedented times, the ISHOF Board is calling on every member in the
aquatic community to make a small monthly commitment of support to show how
special you are and how special the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to
goal is simple. If we get 1,000 people to simply commit $10, $25 or $50 per
month, we will generate enough revenue to go beyond this Covid-19 Pandemic
Crisis.” – Bill Kent – Chairman of the ISHOF Board
that believe in our vision, mission, and goals can join us in taking ISHOF into
the future and be a part of aquatic history.” – Brent
Rutemiller – CEO and President of ISHOF
1965, ISHOF has been the global focal point for recording and sharing the
history of aquatics, promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and
developing educational programs and events related to water sports. ISHOF’s
vision for the future is to build a new museum and expand its reach by offering
its museum artifacts digitally through a redesigned website.
ISHOF Board of Directors is calling on all members of the aquatics community to
make a small monthly commitment to show their dedication to aquatics and how
special the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to everyone.
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public in December of 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That same year, the
Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) – the governing body for Olympic
aquatic sports – designated the ISHOF museum as the “Official Repository for
Aquatic History”. In 2018, Sports Publications Inc, publisher
of Swimming World Magazine and its multi-media platforms,
merged with ISHOF to expand the museum’s reach and impact. Today, ISHOF’s
vision is to be the global focal point for recording and sharing the history of
aquatics, promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and developing
educational programs and events related to water sports. Show your
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celebrate history, showcase events, share cultures, and increase participation
in aquatic sports.
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