The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is the parent organization to IMSHOF covering all aquatics.
Joe Grossman, 1970
Commander Gerald Forsberg, OBE, Master Mariner, FNI, Royal Navy (Retired), 1971
William Forrest "Buck" Dawson, 1972
Willy Van Rysel, 1973
Jerry Nason, 1974
Audrey Scott, 1975
Ray Scott, 1975
Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean, 1976
Conrad Wennerberg, 1977
Charles "Red" Silvia, 1978
Dennis Matuch, 1979
Not awarded 1980-2001
James Doty, 2002
British Long Distance Swimming Association, 2003
Roger Parsons, 2004
Val Parsons, 2004
Lynn Blouin, 2005
Dale Petranech, 2006
Silvia Beatríz Dalotto, 2007
Shelley Taylor-Smith, 2008
Michael P. Read, MBE, 2009
Christopher Guesdon, 2010
Steven Muñatones, 2011
Drury Gallagher, 2012
Ned Denison, 2013
Melissa Cunningham, 2014
Dennis Miller, 2015
David Yudovin, 2016
Richard Broer, 2017
Stéphane Lecat, 2018
Sue Guesdon, 2019
S.A. "Sid" Cassidy, 2020
Colin Hill, 2021
Award Winners at 2018 Ceremony: from left - Melissa Cunningham, Val Parsons, Richard Brower, Stéphane Lecat, Michael P. Read, MBE, Beth Yudovin [for David], Ned Denison and Chris Guesdon)
The Poseidon Award recognizes high level achievement from personal effort or initiative in a field of endeavor that contributes to the performance of marathon swimmers or to the development and status of Marathon Swimming to the world. The winner is decided by the IMSHOF Selectors.
The Organising Committee of the Global Open Water Swimming Conference, 2013
Not awarded 2014 & 2015
Chloë McCardel, 2016
Steven Muñatones, 2017
Christopher Guesdon, 2018
Michael P. Read, MBE, 2019
Petar Stoychev, 2020
Sarah Thomas, 2021
Chloë McCardel at the 2016 Ceremony
(Presented by Bruce Wigo CEO of ISHOF)
Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the lifetime dedication and achievements in the swimming community.
Greta Andersen, 2015 (Presented by Bruce Wigo CEO of ISHOF on left and IMSHOF Honoree Ned Denison)
Service Award is given periodically to an individual who has selflessly volunteered their time, energy and/or resources to advance the interests and work of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Dale Petranech, 2019
Presidential Award is conferred in recognition of an extraordinary or exceptional achievement to promote the mission of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Bob Duenkel, 2004
Lewis Pugh, OIG, 2011
Gold Medallion Award is presented each year to a former competitive swimmer for his or her national or international significant achievements in the field of science, entertainment, art, business, education, or government.
Dr. James “Doc” Counsilman, 1990
Jim Moran, 1994
James Whelan, 1999
Buck Dawson Authors Award is presented to the author of an aquatics - related book for which the book’s content has had a profound educational or entertaining impact on the aquatic disciplines or population in general. The dates below are the book publishing year and presented in alphabetic order.
Dr. James “Doc” Counsilman, 1968 & 1977
Lynne Cox, Honourable Mention 2004 & 2006
William Forrest "Buck" Dawson, Inspired the award
Penny Lee Dean, 1998
Dr. Jane Katz, 1981, 1985, 1993 & 1996
Annette Kellerman, Honourable Mention 1918
Diana Nyad, Honourable Mention 1978
Conrad Wennerberg, Honourable Mention 1974
Al Schoenfield Media Award
Diana Nyad, 2002 (at ISHOF event)
G. Harold Martin Award is presented for long and exceptional leadership, insight and dedication to the water safety of children and the cause of making Every Child A Swimmer.
Dr. Jane Katz, 2016
Paragon Awards are sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Systems and are presented for outstanding contributions to: Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and Recreational Swimming.
Dr. Jane Katz, 1999 & 2009
S.A. "Sid" Cassidy, 2014