Our Mission

The Mission of IMSHOF is Seven-Fold
The Mission of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame includes:

Mission Objective #1:
To nominate and to select outstanding marathon swimmers, and to select officials and administrators who help make the sport possible throughout the world, for induction into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. To date over 200 individuals and organizations have been honored. Anyone may nominate a candidate for consideration by submitting an application through the Honorary Secretary.

Mission Objective #2:
To establish and maintain a biography of the swimmers selected as honorees into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Mission Objective #3:
To accept nominations and awards, on an annual basis, on behalf of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids / Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award. This award was established in 1970 by the New England Marathon Swimming Association to honor and recognize the contribution of individuals and groups making major contributions to Marathon Swimming and serve as a perpetual memorial to Irving Davids and Captain Wheeler.

Mission Objective #4:
To nominate and to select swimmers, contributors and organizations who have made major contributions to Marathon Swimming, for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Certificate of Merit. This program was started in 1994 as a means of recognizing those, who may not (yet) meet the required standards to be considered for honoree status. To date over 110 individuals and organization shave been honored. Anyone may nominate a candidate for consideration by submitting an application through the Honorary Secretary.

Mission Objective #5:
To accept official records for the International Swimming Hall of Fame Henning Library and archives, and memorabilia for the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum.

Mission Objective #6:
To serve as a resource and to provide expertise to the various committees and offices at the International Swimming Hall of Fame on matters related to Open Water and Marathon Swimming.

Mission Objective #7:
To record marathon swims that are observed, but not conducted under the jurisdiction of an official or unofficial sanctioning body. The role is to record, for historical purposes, the conditions and methods used by and reported by the swimmer(s). A certificate of the recording can be obtained upon request. For more information contact the Honorary Secretary.

 

Mission of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame