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Executive Committee

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame is managed by an Executive Committee.  The current members, all Patrons, are listed below.

Membership will change over time (it not limited to Honorees) and expressions of interest are welcome to help IMSHOF - in any capacity.

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Ned Denison

Honor Administrator, Ireland 2012

On committee since 2014 and overall Chair since 2018.

More than 50 marathon swims (and still going) including the Triple Crown.


Beth Yudovin

Honor Administrator, United States of America, 2022

On committee since 2014

Responsible for Finance and shared ISHOF liaison.

Managed 24 first ever swims for her late husband Honoree David Yudovin

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Richard Broer

Honor Administrator, Netherlands 2017

On committee since 2017

Responsible for Ceremony booklet

Chairperson of the Technical Open Water Committee of Royal Netherlands Swimming Association

Marathon swimmer

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Madhu Nagaraja

On committee since 2021

Responsible for Technology Operations and Social Media

Canadian (born in India)

Great Lakes swim administrator and marathon historian

Marathon Swimmer

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Nora Toledano Cadena

Honor Swimmer, México, 2006

On committee since 2022

Manages Nominations and Selections

Oceans Seven, Triple Crown, FINA World Cup racer, 2-way English Channel and Coach, author and FINA World Cup race organizer

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Alice Dearing

On committee since 2024

Responsibility for Social Media


Olympian - 2021 Tokyo 10 km

2016 10 km World Junior Open Water Swimming Champion

10+ years on World Aquatics circuit

Previous Executive Committee Members

Dale Petranech 2014-2019

Christopher Guesdon 2014-2017 ending as Chair

David Yudovin 2014-2015 Chair

Ricardo Ratto 2020-2021 

Melissa Cunningham Roberts 2017-2023 ending as Election Chair

At the 2024 Ceremony:  Ned Denison, Beth Yudovin, Nora Toledano Cadena and Madhu Nagaraja (Richard Broer missing)
At the 2022 Ceremony:  Richard Broer, Ned Denison, Beth Yudovin, Nora Toledano Cadena and Madhu Nagaraja (Melissa Cunningham Roberts missing)
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At the 2018 Ceremony:  Melissa Cunningham Roberts,
Richard Broer, Beth Yudovin and Ned Denison (Dale Petranech missing)


 2015-2017 :  Dale Petranech, Beth Yudovin, Chris Guesdon,  Christine Owens (webmaster/marketing) and Ned Denison

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