Sally Anne Minty-Gravett, MBE to Receive the 2023 Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award
FORT LAUDERDALE – The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will
recognize Sally Anne Minty-Gravett, MBE, for her extensive contributions to the
administration of open water swimming with the 2023 Irving Davids/Captain Roger W.
Wheeler Memorial Award. The Award will be presented to Sally during the International
Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) Induction and Award Ceremony in New York
City on Saturday May 6th, 2023. The Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial
Award is presented annually by the International Swimming Hall of Fame to the individual
who has contributed the most to the administration of open water swimming.
This year’s award recognizes Sally Anne Minty-Gravett, MBE, an open water swimming
administrator from Jersey (Channel Islands) who was a founding member and President of
the Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club for 28 years. During this period, Jersey became a
leading location for marathon swimming with these results:25 local swimmers (out of a total
population of 105,000) soloed the English Channel (33 km); 106 Round Jersey solos (51 km)
and 36 Jersey to France (22.5 km) solos.
The local team of volunteers ensured that the Jersey swims cost 20% of an English Channel
solo with all proceeds going back into the club to fund mostly swimming events for kids.
She was also a founder members and honorary life members of the IMSHOF Honor
Organization: Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation and life member of the IMSHOF
Honor Organization: British Long Distance Swimming Association.
Sally is an accomplished marathon swimmer: two-way English Channel crossing (plus a solo
in each of the last 6 decades) and Triple Crown. She was inducted into the
International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Swimmer in 2005.
For additional information, please call Ned Denison in Ireland at (+353) 87-987-1573 or ISHOF at (+1
954) 462-6536, or visit https://www.ishof.org