Sid Cassidy to Receive the 2020 Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award
FORT LAUDERDALE – The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will recognize Sid Cassidy, for his extensive contributions to the administration of open water swimming with the 2020 Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award. The Award will be presented to Sid, on Saturday evening, during the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, on May 2nd in New York City. 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 Sid Cassidy. As a swimmer Sid achieved a 4th place world ranking in 1979 as professional marathon swimmer and was part of a record setting English Channel double crossing relay in 1991.
As an administrator, Sid has been a leader of the sport since 1982 when first named to USA Swimming Open Water Committee. Over nearly four decades, he has been National Team Coach; USA Swimming Administrator; FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee (TOWSC) member; Swimming Safety Task Force member; Olympic official, race announcer, race director, and strong advocate of the sport. Cassidy has done nearly everything there is to do in the sport.
He is also part of the team with Chris Guesdon and Dennis Miller credited with developing the strategy to have a marathon swimming event included in the Olympic Games which happened in 2008.
For additional information, please call Ned Denison in Ireland, (+353) 87-987-1573, or ISHOF at (954) 462-6536, or visit http//:www.ishof.org