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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Peter Stoychev's ISHOF Honor Swimmer Induction Speech

Courtesy of WOWSA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Yesterday, Petar Stoychev was inducted as an Honor Open Water Swimmer in the International Swimming Hall of Fame to become one of the few dual honorees in the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame:

* Gertrude Ederle in 1965 (USA)
* Captain Matthew Webb in 1965 (Great Britain)
* Johnny Weissmuller in 1965 (USA)
* Greta Andersen in 1969 (Denmark)
* Cavill Family in 1970 (Australia)
* Florence Chadwick in 1970 (USA)
* Annette Kellerman in 1974 (Australia)
* Keo Nakama in 1975 (USA)
* James 'Doc' Counsilman in 1976 (USA)
* John Kinsella in 1986 (USA)
* William Forest 'Buck' Dawson in 1986 (USA)
* Gerald Forsberg in 1988 (Great Britain)
* Penny Dean in 1996 (USA)
* Abdul Latif Abou Heif in 1998 (Egypt)
* Lynne Cox in 2000 (USA)
* Horacio Iglesias in 2003 (Argentina)
* Cynthia Nicholas in 2005 (Canada)
* Alison Streeter MBE in 2006 (Great Britain)
* Shelley Taylor-Smith in 2008 (Australia)
* Herman Willemse in 2008 (Netherlands)
* Kevin Murphy in 2009 (Great Britain)
* Paul Asmuth in 2010 (USA)
* Michael Read MBE in 2011 (Great Britain)
* Chad Hundeby in 2012 (USA)
* Sandra Bucha in 2014 (USA)
* Cliff Lumsdon in 2013 (Canada)
* Jon Erikson in 2014 (USA)
* Mercedes Gleitze in 2014 (Great Britain)
* Judith van Berkel-de Nijs in 2014 (Netherlands)
* George Young in 2014 (Canada)
* David Yudovin in 2014 (USA)
* Claudio Plit in 2014 (Argentina)
* Dale Petranech in 2014 (USA)
* Irene van der Laan in 2015 (Netherlands)
* Donald Watson in 2015 (USA)
* Larisa Ilchenko in 2016 (Russia)
* Desmond Renford in 2016 (Australia)
* Monique Wildschut in 2016 (Netherlands)
* Maarten van der Weijden in 2017 (Netherlands)
* Petar Stoychev in 2018 (Bulgaria)

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