The Majors - Winners

Only IMSHOF Honorees are listed.

Greta Andersen (13 Majors):  1961 Canadian National Exhibition;1958 and 1962 Lac St, Jean; 1957 and 1958 English Channel Race; 1956, 1967, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1963 Around Atlantic City; and 1959 Capri to Naples [beat all men in the 1958 Lac St Jean and English Channel Race]

  

Abdellatief Abou Heif (7 Majors): 1963 Canadian National Exhibition; 1955 English Channel Race; 1963 and 1964 (tied) Capri to Naples; and 1964, 1965 and 1968 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Aleksey Akatyev (1 Major):  1998 25 km FINA World Championship

 

David Alleva, PhD (1 Major):  1990 Capri to Naples

 

Paul Asmuth (10 Majors):  1982, 1987 and 1988 Capri to Naples; and 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Marilyn Bell (1 Major): 1954 Around Atlantic City

 

Tina Bischoff (1 Major): 1980 Capri to Naples

 

Damián Blaum (1 Major): 2013 FINA Grand Prix Series

 

Peggy Büchse (3 Majors):  1998 and 1999 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series; and 2001 10 km FINA World Championship

 

Karen Burton (3 Majors):  1995/1996 and 1996/1997 Marathon Swimming World Series Championship and 1992 FINA Long Distance Swimming World Cup

 

Alfredo Camarero (4 Majors): 1959 English Channel Race; 1955 and 1956 Capri to Naples and 1957 Around Atlantic City

 

Anne Chagnaud (1 Major):  1997 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series

 

Christine Cossette (2 Majors):  1980 and 1981 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Ana Marcela Cunha (8 Majors):  2010, 2012 and 2014 FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup; 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2019 25 km FINA World Championship; and 2018 FINA Marathon Swim World Series Cup

 

Melissa Cunningham (2 Majors):  1996 FINA Long Distance Swimming World Cup; and 1994 25 km FINA World Championship

 

Silvia Beatríz Dalotto (1 Major):  1990 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Brojen Das (1 Major): 1958 English Channel Race

 

Penny Lee Dean (1 Major): 1979 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Diego Degano (5 Majors): 1989 Capri to Naples; 1989 and 1990 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation; 1991 International Marathon Swimming Federation World Ranking and 1992/1993 Marathon Swimming World Series Championship

 

Edith van Dijk (9 Majors):  2000, 2001 and 2005 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series; 2000 10 km and 2000 and 2002 25 km FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship; and 2005 10 km and 2003 and 2005 25 km FINA World Championship

 

Captain Nabil Elshazly (4 Majors):  1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964 Amateur Capri to Naples [1st overall in 1962 beating all professionals]

 

Nasser Elshazly (2 Majors):  1977 Amateur and 1983 Capri to Naples [1st overall in 1977 beating all professionals]

 

Pilar Geijo (5 Majors):  2010, 2011, 2014 (tied) and 2015 FINA Grand Prix Series; and 2019 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series

 

Spiros Gianniotis (3 Majors):  2012 FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup and 2011 and 2013 10 km FINA World Championship

 

Elaine Gray (1 Major):  1966 BLDSA Windermere International Championship

 

Martina Grimaldi (2 Majors):  2010 10 km FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship and 2013 25 km FINA World Championship

 

Trent Grimsey (1 Major):  2012 FINA Grand Prix Series

 

Chad Hundeby (3 Majors):  1994 FINA Long Distance Swimming World Cup; 1993/1994 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series and 1991 25 km FINA World Championship

 

Horacio Iglesias (5 Majors):  1967, 1969, 1971, 1972 and 1973 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Larisa Dmitriyevna Ilchenko: (4 Majors):  2006 and 2008 10 km FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship; 2007 10 km FINA World Championship and 2008 Olympics

 

Helge Jensen (2 Majors):  1958 and 1959 Lac St. Jean

 

Britta Kamrau (6 Majors):  2003 and 2006 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series; 2002 and 2004 10 km and 2004 25 km FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship; and 2007 25 km FINA World Championship

 

James Kegley (1 Major):  1987 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Jerry Kerschner (1 Major):  1951 Canadian National Exhibition

 

John Kinsella (7 Majors): 1979 English Channel Race; 1978 Capri to Naples; and 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Yuri Kudinov (5 Majors):  2000 and 2002 25 km FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship; and 2001, 2003 and 2007 25 km FINA World Championship

 

Irene van der Laan (5 Majors):  1983 and 1987 Capri to Naples; 1989 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation; and 1982 BLDSA Windermere International Championship

 

Regent LaCoursiere (1 Major):  1960 Lac St. Jean

 

Annemie Landmeters (1 Major):  1988 Capri to Naples

 

Stéphane Lecat (3 Majors):  1997, 1999 and 2000 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series

 

Cliff Lumsdon, CM (4 Majors):  1956 and 1959 Canadian National Exhibition; and 1956 and 1959 Around Atlantic City

 

Thomas Lurz (7 Majors):  2009, 2011 and 2013 FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup; 2004 10 km, 2006 10 km, 2009 10 km and 2013 25 km FINA World Championship.  Additionally, Olympic medals 2008 Bronze and 2012 Silver plus other FINA World Championships at 5 km and Team.

 

Alawi Mohammed Makki Al-Ibrahim (1 Major):  1978 English Channel Race

 

Angela Maurer (7 Majors):  2002 and 2004 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series; 2007, 2008 and 2011 FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup; 2006 25 km FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship; and 2009 25 km FINA World Championship

 

Attila Molnar (1 Major):  1994/1995 Marathon Swimming World Series Championship

 

Magda Molnar (1 Major):  1958 Capri to Naples

 

Steven Muñatones (1 Major):  1982 BLDSA Windermere International Championship

 

Marvin "Duke" Nelson (3 Majors): 1930, 1933 and 1934 Canadian National Exhibition

 

Marc Newman (3 Majors):  1986 (two) and 1988 FINA Long Distance Swimming World Cup

 

Cynthia Nicholas, CM (2 Majors):  1979 English Channel Race; and 1976 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Judith de Nijs (11 Majors):  1965, 1966, 1967 and 1970 Capri to Naples; 1964 Lac St. Jean and 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1970 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Martha Norelius (1 Major): 1929 Canadian National Exhibition

 

Esther Nuñez Morera (2 Majors): 2007 and 2012 FINA Grand Prix Series

 

Diana Nyad (2 Majors):  1974 Capri to Naples and 1974 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Poliana Okimoto (2 Majors):  2009 FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup and 2013 10km FINA World Championship

 

Tom Park (4 Majors): 1956 English Channel Race; and 1954, 1955 and 1968 Around Atlantic City

 

Baptista Pereira (1 Major): 1954 English Channel Race

 

Claudio Plit (5 Majors):  1979, 1980, 1981 and 1986 Capri to Naples and 1975 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Francis "Frank" Pritchard (1 Major):  1937 Canadian National Exhibition

 

Shadia El Rageb (4 Majors): 1971 and 1972 Capri to Naples and 1971 and 1972 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Michael P. Read, MBE (1 Major):  1970 BLDSA Windermere International Championship

 

Hassan Abdel Rheim (1 Major): 1950 English Channel Race

 

Éva Risztov: (1 Major):  2012 Olympics

 

Veljko Rogošić (4 Majors): 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974 Capri to Naples

 

Johannes “Johan” Schans (1 Major):  1970 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Marty Sinn (4 Majors):  1962 and 1963 Canadian National Exhibition; 1964 Around Atlantic City; and 1963 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Tomi Stefanovski (1 Major): 2016 (tied) FINA Grand Prix Series

 

Petar Stoychev (12 Majors):  2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 FINA Grand Prix Series; and 2011 25 km FINA World Championship

 

Greg Streppel (2 Majors):  1992 FINA Long Distance Swimming World Cup; and 1994 25 km FINA World Championship

 

Shelley Taylor-Smith (7 Majors):  1990 Capri to Naples; 1991 International Marathon Swimming Federation World Ranking; 1992/1993 Marathon Swimming World Series Championship; 1988 and 1994 FINA Long Distance Swimming World Cup; 1993/1994 FINA Marathon Swimming World Series; and 1991 25 km FINA World Championship [highest number of International Marathon Swimming Federation World Ranking Points of all swimmers]

 

Patty Thompson (1 Major):  1969 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Giulio Travaglio (6 Majors):  1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1970 Capri to Naples and 1966 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Ernest Vierkoetter (1 Major): 1927 Canadian National Exhibition

 

Maarten van der Weijden (2 Majors):  2008 25 km FINA World Open Water Swimming Championship; and 2008 Olympics

 

Monique Wildschut (8 Majors): 1986 and 1989 Capri to Naples and 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Herman Willemse (11 Majors):  1961 and 1962 Canadian National Exhibition; 1961, 1962 and 1963 Lac St Jean; 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964 Around Atlantic City; and 1963 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

 

Steve Wozniak (1 Major):  1948 Canadian National Exhibition

 

George Young (2 Majors): 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Race and 1931 Canadian National Exhibition

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