International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

MunatonesMunatones Member
edited April 2012 in Event Announcements
GLOBAL OPEN WATER SWIMMING CELEBRATION
Marathon swimming heroes and heroines will gather on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, United States for the annual International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Global Open Water Swimming Conference and World Open Water Swimming Awards between September 21 – 23, 2012. The three-day open water swimming extravaganza will offer a number of award ceremonies, book signing, swims, and inspirational and educational presentations by luminaries of the sport.

The weekend will culminate with a open water swimming event in Long Beach’s Olympic rowing venue. Swimmers will compete in a replica of the Olympic Triathlon and Marathon Swim course to be used at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The swims will include 100m, 800m, 1.5 km, 5 km and 10 km distances.

WEEKEND EVENTS
• Global Open Water Swimming Conference
• International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies
• World Open Water Swimming Awards
• 100m, 800m, 1.5 km, 5 km and 10 km swims in the London Olympic Games triathlon/marathon swimming course

DATES
• Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23

CONFERENCE LOCATION
• Aboard the Queen Mary, one of the most famous ocean liners in the world: www.queenmary.com

SWIM LOCATION
• Marine Stadium, Long Beach, California (see attached photo) which was the rowing venue at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games

SWIM COURSE
• Replica of the 2012 London Olympic Games 10 km marathon swim course in Hyde Park, London

AGENDA
Friday, September 21st
Welcome Reception and book signings on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

Saturday, September 22nd
2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference + World Open Water Swimming Awards (luncheon) + International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies (dinner). The honorees of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonies include:

• Larisa Ilchenko (Russia), 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist
• Maarten van der Weijden (Netherlands), 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist and leukemia survivor
• Sri Chinmoy (India) posthumously inducted as Honour Administrator
• Ned Denison (Ireland), accomplished marathon swimmer, administrator and coach
• David Parcells (USA), posthumously inducted as Honour Swimmer
• Faros Maratón Swim (Croatia) as an Honour Organisation
• Irish Long Distance Swimming Association (Ireland) as an Honour Organisation
• Marcos Díaz (Dominican Republic), United Nations swimming ambassador
• Drury Gallagher (USA), founder of the Manhattan Island Swimming Association
• Chad Hundeby (USA), English Channel and Catalina Channel record holder
• Eleanor Studley Hurd (USA), first woman to swim the Hellespont between Europe and Asia
• Des Renford (Australia), 19-time English Channel swimmer posthumously honored

The World Open Water Swimming Award recipients will also be honored:
• Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia) 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year
• Pilar Geijo (Argentina), 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year
• Jamie Patrick (USA), 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year

Other speakers include:

• Wayne Riddin (South Africa), race director of the world’s largest open water swim, the Midmar Mile
• Mark Perry (UK), head coach of British Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team
• Colin Hill (UK), Technical Director of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics
• Diana Nyad (USA), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer
• Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia), 7-time world professional marathon swimming champion
• Forrest Nelson (USA), Catalina Channel Swimming Federation president and channel swimmer
• Dr. Marcy Macdonald (USA), 12-time English Channel swimmer
• Martin Strel (Slovenia), Big River Man
• Yutaka Shinozaki (Japan), Founder of Japan International Open Water Swimming Association
• Craig Dietz (USA), Limbless Waterman
• Greta Andersen (USA), Olympic Gold Medalist and International Swimming Hall of Fame and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer
• Ricardo Ratto (Brazil), FINA open water swimming and Olympic Marathon Swim referee
• Erik Van Loon (Netherlands), King of the Rivers founder
• Lewis Pugh (Great Britain), environmentalist and pioneer swimmer
• Dr. Khwaja Aziz (Bangladesh), FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee

Sunday, September 23rd
Marine Stadium in Long Beach
• 100-meter newcomer swim
• 800-meter swim (½ loop of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course)
• 1 loop of the Olympic Triathlon swim course (1.5 kilometers)
• 3 loops of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course (5 kilometers)
• 6 loops of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course (10 kilometers)

For more information, visit www.openwaterswimming.com or email headcoach@openwatersource.com.

Steven Munatones
www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
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Comments

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    Who went to the conference? Thoughts? Stories? Highlights?

    Congrats to (among others) forum member @Jamie Patrick on his recognition as OWS Man of the Year, and forum member @Ned Denison on his induction into the Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
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