International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees

20 individuals have been selected as Honorees in the Open Water Swimming category in the International Swimming Hall of Fame: 1. Captain Matthew Webb, Great Britain, 1965 2. Gertrude Ederle, USA, 1965 3. Greta Andersen, Denmark, 1969 4. Cavill Family, Australia, 1970 5. Florence Chadwick, USA, 1970 6. Lynne Cox, USA, 1970 7. Annette Kellerman, Australia, 1974 – Contributor 8. William “Buck” Dawson, USA, 1986 – Contributor 9. John Kinsella, USA, 1986 10. Penny Lean Dean, USA, 1996 11. Abdel Latief Abou Heif, Egypt, 1998 12. Gerald Forsburg, Great Britain, 1998 13. Horatio Iglesias, Argentina, 2003 14. Cindy Nicholas, Canada, 2005 15. Alison Streeter, Great Britain, 2006 16. Shelley Taylor-Smith, Australia, 2008 17. Herman Willemse, Netherlands, 2008 18. Kevin Murphy, Great Britain, 2009 19. Paul Asmuth, USA, 2010 20. Michael Read, Great Britain, 2011 The International Swimming Hall of Fame may select Marathon Swimmers and Contributors into its Hall of Fame. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Secretary has been appointed to provide open water swimming advice to the International Swimming Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The Nominating Committee selects individuals who will appear on the annual International Swimming Hall of Fame ballot. In the past, a person once selected would stay on the ballot until they were elected. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame submits its open water nominations to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. After the members of the Selection Committee vote and the votes are tallied, the International Swimming Hall of Fame publishes its annual International Swimming Hall of Fame ballot. The voters are then given the opportunity vote on one candidate from the five open water finalists. All the Open Water International Swimming Hall of Fame finalists receive a one-time International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Certificate of Merit. Because of the number of International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees allowed in any given year, there is no guarantee that an open water swimmer will be honored even if he/she receives the majority of the votes in the open water category.

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