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Honorees also in ISHOF

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is the parent organization to IMSHOF covering all aquatics and other Honorees include Mark Spitz, and Klaus Diabsi (diver). 

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Pictures of the ISHOF inductions (2000-2010) are included in the Ceremonies Tab (note IMSHOF "Class of Year" is often -1) and other pictures are below.  It enhances the Induction when other IMSHOF Honorees attend so they are listed/pictured (when known).

Abdellatief Abou Heif, EGY, 1998

Greta Andersen, DEN, 1969

Paul Asmuth, USA, 2010 (Ceremonies 2009)

Marilyn Bell, CAN, 2022

Sandra Bucha Kerscher, USA, 2014 (Below and Ceremonies 2014)

Cavill Family, AUS, 1970

Florence Chadwick, USA, 1970

Dr. James “Doc” Counsilman, USA, 1976 (Below)

Lynne Cox, USA, 2000 (Ceremonies 2001)

William Forrest "Buck" Dawson, USA, 1986

Penny Lee Dean, EdD, USA, 1996

Bob Duenkel, USA, 2020

Gertrude Ederle, USA, 1965

Jon Erikson, USA, 2014 (Below)

Commander Gerald Forsberg, OBE, RN, GBR, 1998

Benjamin Franklin, USA, 1968

Mercedes Gleitze, GBR, 2014 (Ceremonies 2014)

Chad Hundeby, USA, 2012

Horacio Iglesias, ARG, 2003 (Ceremonies 2003)

Larisa Dmitriyevna Ilchenko, RUS, 2016

Annette Kellerman, AUS, 1974

John Kinsella, USA, 1986

Irene van der Laan, NED, 2015

Stéphane Lecat, FRA, 2023

Cliff Lumsdon, CM, CAN, 2013

Dr. Marcy MacDonald, DPM, USA, 2019 (Below)

Kevin Murphy, GBR, 2009 (Ceremonies 2009)

Keo Nakama, USA, 1975 (Below)

Cynthia Nicholas, CM, CAN, 2005 (Ceremonies 2004)

Judith de Nijs, NED, 2014

Martha Norelius, USA, 1967

Dale Petranech, USA, 2014 (Ceremonies 2014)

Claudio Plit, ARG, 2014

Walter Poenisch, USA, 2017 (Below)

Michael P. Read, MBE, GBR, 2011 (below)

Des Renford, MBE, AUS, 2016

Norman Ross, USA, 1967

Charles "Red" Silvia, USA, 1976

Petar Stoychev, BUL, 2018 (Below)

Alison Streeter, MBE, GBR, 2006 (Ceremonies 2005)

Shelley Taylor-Smith, AUS, 2008 (Ceremonies 2007)

Don Watson, USA, 2015

Captain Matthew Webb, GBR, 1965

Maarten van der Weijden, NED, 2017

Johnny Weissmuller, USA, 1965

Alick Wickham, Solomon Islands, 1974

Monique Wildschut, NED, 2016 (Below)

Herman Willemse, NED, 2008

George Young, CAN, 2014

David Yudovin, USA, 2014 (Ceremonies 2014)

These IMSHOF Honorees are also Honorees in the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame (MISHOF - a sister organization to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame)


Drury Gallagher, 2006 (Ceremonies 2008)

Suzanne Heim-Bowen, 2007

Dr. Jane Katz, 2022

Willy van Rysel, 2008

Two ISHOF Honorees (who are not Honorees in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame) also were significant individuals in the sport of marathon swimming.


Paul Boyton USA: life saver and early thinker, planner and swimmer in the English Channel swimmer in a “suit” with a sail attached to his boot.  See his story in the 2006 Ceremony booklet.


Mary Kok NED:  world record pool swimmer and marathon swimmer (first Dutch woman across the English Channel and twice each Around Atlantic City and across lac St Jean.

ISHOF Class of 1976 - Dr. James “Doc” Counsilman

ISHOF Class of 1975 – Keo Nakama

ISHOF 1975 Keo Nakayama 2.jpg

ISHOF Class of 1975 – Keo Nakama


ISHOF  in 1976 Doc Counsilman making a hand print.

ISHOF Class of 2011 - Michael P. Read, MBE (with Drury Gallagher; Steven Muñatones; Dale Petranech; Lewis Pugh, OIG and Montserrat Tresserras)

2011 Read ISHOF Induction in red sash
2011 Read ISHOF Induction - Tresserras.J
2011 Read ISHOF Induction - table
2011 Honoree Michael P. Read, MBE ISHOF Induction with Honoree Lewis Pugh
2011 Michael P. Read, MBE ISHOF Induction on stage

ISHOF Class of 2014 - Sandra Bucha & Jon Erikson (with S.A. "Sid" Cassidy and Michael P. Read, MBE)

ISHOF 2014 Year Honorees Jon Erikson 2nd
ISHOF 2014 Jon Erikson on stage
ISHOF 2014 Jon Erikson and Mike Read on stage
ISHOF 2014 Sandra Bucha on stage
ISHOF 2014 Mike Reed and Sandra Bucha.JP
ISHOF 2014 Sandra Bucha at the podium
ISHOF 2014 Sid Cassidy on thee right
ISHOF 2014 all honorees Jon Erikson sitt

ISHOF Class of 2016 - Monique Wildschut (with Sandra Bucha)

ISHOF 2016 Group with Monique on Wildschut
ISHOF 2016 Sandra Bucha and Monique Wild

ISHOF Class of 2017 - Walter Poenisch's widow Faye (with IMSHOF Executive Committee Member and future Honor Administrator Beth Yudovin

ISHOF 2017 Beth Yudovin sash and Fay Poe

ISHOF Class of 2018 - Petar Stoychev (with S.A. "Sid" Cassidy and Dale Petranech)

ISHOF 2018 Petar Stoychev and Dale Petra
ISHOF 2018 Sid Cassidy
ISHOF 2018 Petar Stoychev at the podium
ISHOF 2018 Petar Stoychev in the back

ISHOF Class of 2019 - Dr. Marcy MacDonald, DPM (Sandra Bucha; Penny Lee Dean; Ned Denison; Dr. Tim Johnson, DPS, PE; Dr. Jane Katz and Dale Petranech with IMSHOF Executive Committee Member Beth Yudovin)

Marcy McDonald at the ISHOF podium
2019-ISHOF Ned in white and Dr. Jane Kat
2019-ISHOF-Dr Jane Katz and Dr. Yim John
2019-ISHOF 2.jpg
2019-ISHOF Dale Petranech second left -
2019-ISHOF- Marcy MaxcDonald lite blue S
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