Where Are The Honorees Now?

This page is updated as soon as information becomes available.  If you have an update on the whereabouts or activities of the inductees, please email Steven Munatones at headcoach@openwatersource.com.

Aleksey Akatyev (also Alexei Akatiev), Russia (2009): Akatyev coaches the Russian National Open Water Swimming Team.

Antonio Abertondo, Argentina (1964):  Deceased

Greta Andersen, USA (1964):  Andersen runs the Greta Andersen Swim School in Los Alamitos, California, USA.

James Anderson, USA (2014): Anderson is a Honolulu, Hawaii-based businessman, open water event organizer, and swimmer.

Paul Asmuth, USA (1982): Asmuth is a businessman in northern California

Lellow Barbuto, Italy (1992): Deceased

Tom Blower, Great Britain (1964): Deceased

Lynn Blouin, Canada (2004): Blouin is a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Dr. Julie Bradshaw, Great Britain (2006): Dr. Bradshaw is the Secretary of the Channel Swimming Association, Ltd.

Reg Bricknell Sr., Great Britain (2003): Deceased in 1982

Reg Brickell Jr., Great Britain (2009): Reg serves as an escort pilot in the English Channel

Ray Brickell, Great Britain (2009): Ray serves as an escort pilot in the English Channel

Dr. Harry H. Briggs, USA (1997): Dr. Briggs continues to annually attempt and complete two-mile fundraising open water swims into his 90′s.

British Long Distance Swimming Association, Great Britain (2002):  Continues to serve the open water swimming community

Tom Burgess, Great Britain (1983): Deceased.

Sir William (Billy) Edmund Butlin, Great Britain (1963): Deceased.

Lord Byron, Great Britain (1982):  Deceased.

Nora Toledano Cadena, Mexico (2006): Toledano is a speaker, writer, active swimmer and advocate of the sport

Alfredo Camarero, Argentina (1978): Deceased

Pedro A Candiotti, Argentina (1965): Deceased

Sid Cassidy, USA (2005): Cassidy is an active swimming coach and a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee.

Daniel Eulogio Carpio Massioti “Carpayo”, Peru (2005):  Deceased at the age of  99 in 2009

Cavill Family, Australia (1967): Deceased

Florence Chadwick, USA (1966): Deceased.

Anne Chagnaud:  Is involved in sports education in France.

Channel Swimming Association, Great Britain (1996):  Continues to serve English Channel swimming community

Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (CS&PF) (2013): Continues to serve English Channel swimming community

Sri Chinmoy, India (2012): Deceased

David Stevens Clark, USA (2004): Clark is an open water swimming educator and paddling clinician with the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation

Anne Cleveland, USA (2010):  Cleveland is living the good life in La Jolla, California USA, enjoying the beach, bodysurfing, teaching yoga and advising aspiring channel swimmers in their training

James “Doc” Counsilman, USA (1981): Deceased

Abilio Couto, Brazil (2001): Deceased

Lynne Cox, USA (1982): Cox is an author, writer and motivational speaker

Francis Crippen, USA (2011): Deceased

Brojen Das, Pakistan (1965):  Deceased in 1998.

Silvia Beatríz Dalotto, Argentina (2005): Silvia is a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Barrie Davenport, New Zealand (1968):  Deceased in 2010

William Forest “Buck” Dawson, USA (1993):  Deceased in 2008 at the age of 87

Penny Lee Dean, USA (1980):  Penny is a retired coach and educator.

Ned Denison, Ireland (2012): Denison continues to swim marathon and organize events

Igor de Souza, Brazil, 2004): De Souza is a Brazilian Swimming Federation representative.

James Doty, USA (2002): Deceased

Robert Dowling, USA (1970): Deceased

George Duthie, Canada (1966): Deceased

Gertrude Ederle, USA (1963):  Deceased in 2003 at the age of 98

Jon Erikson, USA (1981): Deceased in 2014 after he was also inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2014

Faros Maraton, Croatia (2012): Continues to serve open water swimming community

Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur, Switzerland (1994):  Continues to serve open water swimming community with its FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit, FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit, FINA World Championships, and FINA Junior World Open Water Swimming Championships.

Maurice Ferguson, Great Britain (2003): Deceased

Gerald Forsberg, Great Britain (1965):  Deceased

Benjamin Franklin, USA (1983):  Deceased

Mercedes Gleitze, Great Britain (1969):  Deceased

William “Bill” Goll, USA (2010): Deceased

Joe Grossman, USA (1979): Deceased

Christopher Guesdon, AUS (2009): Guesdon is the chairman of the Selection Committee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Ashby “Bud” Harper, USA (1984): Deceased

Lilian Harrison, Argentina (1973):  Deceased

Abdul Latif Abou Heif, Egypt (1964):  Deceased

Ishak Helmy, Egypt (1980): Deceased

Tom Hetzel, USA (1980): Deceased

Captain Leonard Hutchinson, Great Britain (2004): Deceased

Horacio Iglesias, Argentina (1968): Deceased

Irish Long Distance Swimming Association, Ireland (2012): Continues to serve open water swimming community

Captain Tim Johnson, USA (2006): Johnson is an educator, open water swimming consultant, and a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Otto Kammerich, Germany (1968): Deceased

Britta Kamrau, Germany (2009): Kamrau serves on the FINA Athlete Commission while studying to be a judge

Ted Keenan, Ireland (1984): Deceased

Annette Kellerman, Australia (1965):  Deceased

James Kegley, USA (1991): Kegley is a professional photographer

Annette Kellerman, Australia (1965): Deceased

John Kinsella, USA (1978): Kinsella is a corporate executive

William J. Long, Great Britain (2004): Deceased

May Looney, USA (1984): Deceased

Sunny Lowry, Great Britain (2009):  Deceased

Cliff Lumsdon, Canada (1969):  Deceased

Marcella A. MacDonald, PDM, USA (2005): MacDonald is an active physician and a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Dennis Matuch, USA (1977): Deceased

Angela Maurer, Germany (2009): Maurer has returned to competition and competed in two Olympic Games (2008 and 2012).

David Meca Medina, Spain (2009): Is a Spanish television personality, model and spokesman.

Midmar Mile, South Africa (2013): Continues to serve the open water community

Sally Anne Minty-Gravett, Great Britain (2005):  Is a swimming coach, motivator and a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Attila Molnar:  Is the head coach of open water swimming in Hungary

Magda Molnar, Hungary (1985): Deceased

Eva Morrison, USA (1973): Deceased

Steven Munatones, USA (2002): Munatones is the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily News of Open Water Swimming and monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine

Kevin Murphy, Great Britain (1977): Murphy is a journalist and Chairman of the International Marathon Swimming Hall ofFame.

Keo Nakama, USA (1967): Deceased

Paul E. “Jerry” Nason, USA (1974): Deceased

Marvin “Duke” Nelson, USA (1979):  Deceased

Martha Norelius, USA (1984): Deceased

Diana Nyad, USA (1978): Nyad is a writer, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur

Michael Oram, Great Britain (2005): Oram is an active English Channel escort pilot.

Penny Palfrey, Australia (2012): Palfrey continues to do marathon swims

David Parcells, USA (2012): Deceased

Dale Petranech, USA (1995): Petranech remains extremely active in the administration of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2014

James Pittar, Australia (2009): Pittar is an active marathon swimmer and an Australian tax official

Rose Pitonof, USA (2013): Deceased

Claudio Plit, Argentina (1981): Plit owns a swimming school and serves as a coach and race director

Gilles Potvin, Canada (2006): Potvin is a coach and clinician

Francis “Frank” Pritchard, USA (2009): Deceased

Lewis Pugh, South Africa (2013): Pugh is a motivational speaker and ocean advocate who completed the Seven Swims in Seven Seas for 1 Reason

Michael P. Read, Great Britain (1978): Read  Michael is the President of the Channel Swimming Association

Karen Burton Reeder, USA (1999): Burton is a coach and owner and manager of the US Open Water Swimming website.

Des Renford, Australia (1978): Deceased

Hassan Abdel Rheim, Egypt (1966): Deceased

Francis “Frank” Richards, Great Britain (2004): Deceased

Veljko Rogosic, Yugoslavia (1998): Deceased

Norman Ross, USA (1984):  Deceased

Philip Rush, New Zealand (1985): Rush is an open water swimming coach for New Zealand National Swim Team and a coach and an escort for Cook Strait swims.

Gus Ryder, Canada (1981):  Deceased

William „Bill‟ Sadlo, Jr., USA (2009): Deceased

General Sabry, Egypt (1965): Deceased

Jan Van Scheyndal, Netherlands (1985): Deceased

Charlotte “Lottie” Schoemmell, USA (1968):  Deceased

Ray Scott, Great Britain (1983): Deceased

Audrey Scott, Great Britain (1983):  Deceased in 1993

Mihir Sen, India (1966): Deceased

Brenda Sherratt:  Is recently retired after nearly 40 years of swim coaching, but is still mentoring in the Cub Scouts.

Charles “Red” Silva, USA (1978): Deceased

Carol Sing, USA (2000): Sing is an observer, coach and motivator for Catalina Channel swimmers and a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Shelley Taylor-Smith, Australia (1989): Taylor-Smith is a coach, motivational speaker, open water swim patron and a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Trevor Smith, Great Britain (1998): Deceased

Skip Storch, USA (2009): Storch owns a corporation in New York and is active with the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria (2009): Stoychev is a member of the FINA Athletes Committee and coach of Bulgarian open water swimmers

Alison Streeter M.B.E., Great Britain (1985): Streeter is an active escort pilot of English Channel swimmers

Freda Streeter, Great Britain (2005): Streeter is an active coach, educator and motivator of English Channel swimmers

Greg Streppel, Canada (1996): Streppel is still participating in masters swimming and open water swimming competitions at the age 46, and posted a 16:56 for 1500 short course meters swim at the Canadian Masters swimming championships

Henry Sullivan, USA (1968): Deceased

Imre Szenasi, Hungary (1973): Deceased

Duncan Taylor, Great Britain (2005): Deceased

Stella Taylor, USA (1982): Deceased

Bert Thomas, USA (1969): Deceased

Enrico Tiraboschi, Italy (1971): Deceased

Montserrat Tresserras, Spain (1970):  Montserrat is the Vice President of the Channel Swimming Association, author, coach and motivator and a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Irene van der Laan, Netherlands, Netherlands (1985):  Irene is an active marathon swimmer and a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Willy Van Rysal, Netherlands (2002): Deceased

Ernest Vierkoetter, Germany (1978): Deceased

Billy Wallace, Ireland (1999): Wallace is an active open water swimming administrator, organizer and promoter with Swim Ireland

Barry Watson, Great Britain (1973): Watson is involved in “fell running” and supports his friends Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, the 2012 London Olympic Games gold and bronze medalists in triathlon. He lives in Bingley with his partner Linda.

Captain Mathew Webb, Great Britain (1963):  Deceased

Johnny Weissmuller, USA (1970):  Deceased

Conrad Wennerberg, USA (1977): Wennerber is the Chairman Emeritus of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Ralph Willard, USA (1981): Deceased

Jaberz Wolffe, Great Britain (1968):  Deceased

Steve Wozniak, USA (1979): Deceased

William Wrigley, Jr., USA (1964):  Deceased

John York, USA (1989): York is active as an observer and administrator for the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation

George Young, Canada (1963):  Deceased

David Yudovin, USA (1999): Continues to plan, attempt and complete marathon swims around the world.

Charles Zibleman, USA (1966):  Deceased

Jason Zirganos, Greece (1971): Deceased in 1959 in an attempt of the North Channel

Major General Ahmed Zorkani, Egypt (1973): Deceased