Dale Petranech AWARD

The Dale Petranech Award for Services to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

This award was created in 2016 to honor Dale Petranech for decades of service to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Petranech is a dual inductee in both the IMSHOF and the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Contributor. As a marathon swimmer, Petranech previously held the record as the oldest solo swimmer across the Catalina Channel and has served for nearly 50 years in various capacities at all levels of the sport, local, regional, national and international.  Recipients to date:

2016 Dale Petranech (the award located at ISHOF in Florida)
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2017 No award presented 

2018 Herman Willemse (presented by IMSHOF Honoree Richard Broer on left)
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2019 Chris Guesdon (Presented by IMSHOF Honoree Richard "Dick" Campion on left)
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2020 Beth Yudovin (Presented by IMSHOF Honorees Dale Petranech on left and Ned Denison)
2022 Steven Muñatones (presenting Honor Swimmer Yuko Matsuzaki at the first big IMSHOF event in 2011 at the U.N. in New York)
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