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There are 28 voting members of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame: Conrad Wennerberg, Chairman Emeritus Kevin Murphy (Great Britain) - President Dale Petranech (USA) – Honorary Secretary Lynn Blouin (Canada) – Vice President Silvia Dalotto (Argentina) – Vice President Paul Asmuth (USA) Richard Broer (Netherlands) David S. Clark (USA) James J. Doty (USA) Bob Duenkel (USA) Christopher Guesdon (Australia) Dee Llewellyn (Great Britain) Tim Johnson (USA) Pavel Kuznetsov (Russia) Marcella MacDonald (USA) Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz (Egypt) Jay Thomas (USA) Pierre Otis (Canada) Michael P. Read (Great Britain) Carol Sing (USA) Neville Smith (South Africa) Shelley Taylor Smith (Australia) Alison Streeter MBE (Great Britain) Jay Thomas (USA) Montserrat Tresserras (Spain) Irene van der Laan (Netherlands) Peter Van Vooren (Belgium) Steven Munatones (USA)
1. Shelley Taylor-Smith of Australia, the dominant female professional marathon swimmer from the mid-1980’s to the mid-1990’s and current Secretary General of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee. 2. Sid Cassidy of the U.S.A., current chairman of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and former pro marathon swimmer. 3. Tim Johnson of the U.S.A., author of The History of Open Water Swimming and the world’s foremost authority on tidal influences on open water swimmers. 4. Paul Asmuth of California, the dominant professional marathon swimmer of the 1980’s. 5. Michael Read of England, 1960 Olympic Games swimmer and former holder of the title King of the Channel for his 33 successful swims of the English Channel (to date). 6. Conrad Wennerberg of the U.S.A., Chairman Emeritus of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and author of Winds, Waves and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming, one of the most authoritative books written on marathon swimming. 7. Steven Munatones of the U.S.A., creator of The Daily News of Open Water Swimming and the Open Water Swimming Dictionary. 8. Alison Streeter of the U.K., Queen of the Channel for her 43 successful swims of the English Channel. 9. Kevin Murphy of the U.K., current King of the Channel for his 34 successful swims of the English Channel. 10. Pierre Otis of Canada, former Chairman of the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean.
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ORGANIZATION > Board of Directors
11. Dale Petranech of the U.S.A., chairman of the International Marathon Swimming
Hall of Fame and former chairman of the FINA Open Water Swimming Commission. 12. Carol Sing of the U.S.A., oldest female swimmer to cross the English Channel. 13. Montserrat Tresserras of Spain, first Spaniard to swim the Straits of Gibraltar and English Channel and first female swimmer to swim the English Channel both ways (1961). 14. Irene van der Laan of the Netherlands, former English Channel double-crossing record holder and long-time professional marathon swimmer. 15. Lynn Blouin of Canada, race director of the Traversée internationale du Lac Memphrémagag and Vice President of the IMSHOF. 16. Richard Broer of the Netherlands, creator of Netherlands Open Water web (www.noww.nl) and open water swimming promoter. 17. David Clark of the U.S.A., a swimmer of, and coach, escort and observer for swimmers of the Catalina Channel and English Channel. 18. Bob Duenkel of the U.S.A., the Curator and Assistant CEO of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and former USA Swimming national open water team coach. 19. Silvia Dalotto of Argentina, a certified FINA Open Water official, advocate of South American open water swimmers and former top professional marathon swimmer. 20. James Doty of the U.S.A., a former professional marathon swimmer and founder of the New England Marathon Swimming Association. 21. Dr. Marcella MacDonald of the U.S.A., successfully completed 6 English Channel crossings including a double-crossing. 22. Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz of Egypt, recipient of the National Award of Excellency in Sport from the Egyptian Government, Director of the Egyptian Swimming Federation and former professional marathon swimmer. 23. Jay Thomas of the U.S.A., a long-time FINA and USA Swimming official and referee. 24. Chris Guesdon of Australia, a long-time promoter, writer, instructor and official of marathon swimming. 25. Pavel Kuznetsov of Russia is an English Channel swimmer and promoter of open water swimming. 26. Peter Van Vooren of Belgium is the Chairman of the Channel Swimming Association 27. Dee Llewellyn of the U.K. is an Administrator of the British Long Distance Swimming Association 28. Neville Smith of South Africa is a writer and promoter of open water swimming.
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