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Inductees and Award Winners were announced in November 2024 - News

10 April - 77 dinner tickets booked  - including 21 Honorees (ahead of the expected run rate - headed to 100+).  Deadline to book 28th April.

Class of 2024 Inductions & Awards Weekend will take place in Cancun México from May 17-19th with the dinner on the 18th. 

Tickets for IMSHOF Ceremony dinner - here ("Mandala Beach Club", Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5 Punta Cancun. zona hotelera - walking distance from the hotels).   Starting Saturday 18th May - register 6pm.  Dress Code please - less formal than previous ceremonies > men:  long trousers, socks and closed dress shoes, and dress shirt with collar.  Women will know what to wear!


1.  Make sure you select main course (Meat, Fish or Vegetarian)

2.  If you are buying 2 tickets with the same main course > then click to get “2”.   If they are different – select 1, add to cart, then do the second one (with a different main course), add to the cart and then go to pay.

3.  If you are buying an 8 person group ticket – then select “7” (to get the pricing discount).  If you know all the main courses then follow the instructions in 2 above (example 4 Meat, 2 Fish and 1 Vegetarian and add the 8th meal to the note).  If you don’t know YET – order 7 Fish and email later to change.

4.  If you are bringing children (age 3-10) – we’ll hope to have a lower priced menu.  Please email us on with your plan.

5.  Please also consider supporting IMSHOF by selecting a Patron option.

Recommended Hotels - here


1. HOTEL KRYSTAL CANCUN (most expensive) - beware there are

different Krystal Hotels so get the exact name:  Code: CRUCE2024 Single, Double and Triple from $206 email  Complete this form and email to: and copy:

One visitor found this hotel as an option when booking a flight - hence getting a great package price.

2.  Hotel Aloft (mid-range cost):  Code: CRUCE2024ALFT Single, Double and Triple from $129 email

3.  Hostel Natura (lowest cost - furthest walking distance):  Code CRUCE2024 email



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Registration (advance booking discount) is now open - swim details for these (walking distance from the above hotels) - register

  • Friday (May 17)       many will arrive early, and casual dinners will be organized. Watch for invitations closer to the day.


  • Saturday (May 18)   1.9 km and 3.8 km swims, swim discussion (open to the public), Congress (for ceremony attendees), Induction & Awards Dinner, and after dinner drinks


  • Sunday (May 19)     10 km swim (note there is a typo in the booking system showing May 18th - this is being corrected).

Normally you would need to go to an office (15 minute taxi trip) to sign the waiver and collect your "swim package".  We'll arrange for those attending the dinner to sign/collect that the Hotel Krystal Cancun.

IMSHOF Congress 


Saturday 18th 2-4 pm (near the hotels).  An opportunity for Honorees (and some other guests - space permitting) to discuss key topics in the sport.  Topics included in February Newsletter.


​Easy wheelchair access from hotels to dinner.  Swim registrants will see a screen requesting any requirement due to physical disabilities.



Sightseeing Tours

See options here

Friday Night  17th "Casual" dinner

Many will make their own arrangements to have dinner as the Hacienda El Mortero" - address:  Paseo Kukulcan 9, km 9.5 - walking

distance from the hotels.  Location is To book a table email manager Silvestra Granados  (Whatsapp +52 1 9981562542 if you are in a serious hurry).


Keywords > 

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame IMSHOF Open water swimmer Long distance swim Honor Honoree Inductee Induction ceremony award 10k FINA association federation webb Ederle Sarah Thomas English Channel



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IMSHOF immortalizes the achievements and contributions of those who have distinguished themselves in the sport of International Marathon Swimming.

Anyone can submit a nomination for an Individual or Organization.

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