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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Celebrating Father's Day

Photo of Nick and Sakura Adams courtesy of Devonshire Dippers, Devon, UK.

Bud Kelland, a prolific American writer in the 20th century, once said, “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

On this Father’s Day, we celebrate all the men who have been inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (among the 276 individuals and organizations so honored) who lead incredibly interesting and inspirational lives:

1. Nick Adams, Great Britain, 2013
2. Aleksey Akatyev, Russia, 2009
3. Antonio Abertondo, Argentina, 1964
4. David Alleva, USA, 1992
5. Jacques Amyot, Canada, 1995
6. Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González, Mexico, 2014
7. James Anderson, USA, 2014
8. Paul Asmuth, USA, 1982
9. Ersin Aydin, Turkey, 1979
10. Lello Barbuto, Italy, 1992
11. David Barra, USA, 2017
12. Tom Blower, Great Britain, 1964
13. Reg Brickell, Sr., Great Britain, 2003
14. Reg Brickell, Jr., Great Britain, 2009
15. Ray Brickell, Great Britain, 2009
16. Dr. Harry Briggs, USA, 1997
17. Tom Burgess, Great Britain, 1983
18. Sir William Billy Butlin, Great Britain, 1963
19. Lord Byron, Great Britain, 1982
20. Alfredo Camarero, Argentina, 1978
21. Richard “Dick” Campion, Australia, 2010
22. Pedro A Candiotti, Argentina, 1965
23. Sid Cassidy, USA, 2005
24. Daniel Eulogio Carpio Massioti “Carpayo”, Peru, 2005
25. Cavill Family, Australia, 1967
26. Sri Chinmoy, India, 2012
27. David Clark, USA, 2004
28. Jose Cortinas, Cuba, 1967
29. Robert Cossette, Canada, 2004
30. James "Doc" Counsilman, USA, 1981
31. Abilio Couto, Brazil, 2001
32. Albert Coward, Great Britain, 2018
33. Fran Crippen, USA, 2010
34. Brojen Das, Pakistan, 1965
35. Barrie Davenport, New Zealand, 1968
36. William Forest “Buck” Dawson, USA, 1993
37. Diego Degano, Argentina, 1995
38. Ned Denison, Ireland, 2012
39. Igor de Souza, Brazil, 2004
40. Marcos Diaz, Dominican Republic, 2013
41. Paolo Donaggio, Italy, 1980
42. James Doty, USA, 2002
43. Robert Dowling, USA, 1970
44. Lyndon Dunsbee, Great Britain, 1988
45. George Duthie, Canada, 1966
46. Jon Erikson, USA, 1981
47. Ted Erikson, USA, 1978
48. Maurice Ferguson, Great Britain, 2003
49. Gerald Forsberg, Great Britain, 1965
50. Benjamin Franklin, USA, 1983
51. Drury Gallagher, USA, 2010
52. William "Bill" Goll, USA, 2010
53. Charlie Gravett (Jersey/UK), 2016
54. Christopher Green, Great Britain, 2012
55. Trent Grimsey, Australia, 2018
56. Joe Grossman, USA, 1979
57. Christopher Guesdon, Australia, 2009
58. Ashby "Bud" Harper, USA, 1984
59. Abdul Latif Abou Heif, Egypt, 1964
60. Ishak Helmy, Egypt, 1980
61. Tom Hetzel, USA, 1980
62. Colin Hill, UK, 2017
63. Harry Huffaker, USA, 2010
64. Captain Leonard Hutchinson, Great Britain, 2004
65. Chad Hundeby, USA, 1996
66. Horacio Iglesias, Argentina, 1968
67. Zhang Jian, China, 2018
68. Captain Tim Johnson, USA, 2006
69. Peter Jurzynski, USA, 2005
70. Otto Kammerich, Germany, 1968
71. Ted Keenan, Ireland, 1984
72. James Kegley, USA, 1991
73. Jerry Kerschner, USA, 1978
74. John Kinsella, USA, 1978
75. Yuri Kudinov, Russia, 2009
76. Régent Lacoursière, Canada, 1978
77. Carlos Larriera, Argentina, 1969
78. Stéphane Lecat, France, 2007
79. William J. Long, Great Britain, 2004
80. Cliff Lumsdon, Canada, 1969
81. Alawi Makki, Saudi Arabia, 1979
82. Mányoki Attila, Hungary, 2016
83. Mohammed Ahmed Marouf, Egypt, 2018
84. Dennis Matuch, USA, 1977
85. Vojislav Mijić, Serbia, 2014
86. Dennis Miller, Fiji, 2013
87. Attila Molnar, Hungary, 1998
88. Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz, Egypt, 2007
89. Rohan More, India, 2018
90. David Morgan, Great Britain, 1983
91. Jim Moran, USA, 1985
92. Steven Munatones, USA, 2002
93. Kevin Murphy, Great Britain, 1977
94. Keo Nakama, USA, 1967
95. Marvin “Duke” Nelson, USA, 1979
96. Forrest Nelson, USA, 2015
97. Marc Newman, Great Britain, 1988
98. David O'Brien, Australia, 2017
99. Michael Oram, Great Britain, 2005
100. Gustavo Oriozabala, Argentina, 2001
101. David Parcells, USA, 2012
102. Tom Park, Canada, 1968
103. George Park, Canada, 1978
104. Roger Parsons, Great Britain / Spain, 1997
105. Dale Petranech, USA, 1995
106. James Pittar, Australia, 2009
107. Mickey Pittman, USA, 2017
108. John Pittman, USA, 2017
109. Claudio Plit, Argentina, 1981
110. Gilles Potvin, Canada, 2006
111. Francis “Frank” Pritchard, USA, 2009
112. Lewis Pugh, South Africa, 2013
113. Ricardo Ratto, Brazil, 2017
114. Michael P. Read MBE, Great Britain, 1978
115. Stephen Redmond, Ireland, 2017
116. Des Renford, Australia, 1978
117. Hassan Abdel Rehim, Egypt, 1966
118. Francis “Frank” Richards, Great Britain, 2004
119. Veljko Rogošić, Yugoslavia, 1998
120. Norman Ross, USA, 1984
121. Philip Rush, New Zealand, 1985
122. Gus Ryder, Canada, 1981
123. William ‘Bill’ Sadlo, Jr., USA, 2009
124. General Sabry, Egypt, 1965
125. Johannes Schans, Netherlands, 1970
126. Jan van Scheijndel, Netherlands, 1985
127. Ray Scott, Great Britain, 1983
128. Mihir Sen, India, 1966
129. Mervyn Sharp, Great Britain, 2006
130. Nasser el Shazly, Egypt, 1979
131. Tanarath Narayan Shenoy, India, 1987
132. John Sigmund, USA, 1965
133. John Slater, Great Britain, 1980
134. David Smith, USA, 1969
135. Joe Smith, Great Britain, 2005
136. Trevor Smith, Great Britain, 1998
137. Vicko Šoljan, Yugoslavia / Croatia, 2007
138. Tomi Stefanovski, Macedonia, 2016
139. Skip Storch, USA, 2009
140. Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria, 2009
141. Martin Strel, Slovenia, 2014
142. Greg Streppel, Canada, 1996
143. Dr. Chris Stockdale, Great Britain, 1992
144. Henry Sullivan, USA, 1968
145. Imre Szenasi, Hungary, 1973
146. Duncan Taylor, Great Britain, 2005
147. Bert Thomas, USA, 1969
148. Enrico Tiraboschi, Italy, 1971
149. James Toomey, USA, 1971
150. Giulio Travaglio, Italy, 1966
151. Norman Trusty, Great Britain, 2003
152. Hugh Tucker, South Africa, 2018
153. Jacques Tuset, France, 2018
154. Marty Veen, Netherlands, 2014
155. Ernest Vierkoetter, Germany, 1978
156. Carl Walker, Great Britain, 2005
157. Billy Wallace, Ireland, 1999
158. Christof Wandratsch, Germany, 2004
159. Tom Watch, Great Britain, 1986
160. Barry Watson, Great Britain, 1973
161. Don Watson, USA, 2013
162. Captain Matthew Webb, Great Britain, 1963
163. Maarten van der Weijden, Netherlands, 2012
164. James Whelan, USA, 2001
165. Johnny Weissmuller, USA, 1970
166. Conrad Wennerberg, USA, 1977
167. Dave Whyte, Great Britain, 2007
168. Herman Willemsee, Netherlands, 1963
169. Ralph Willard, USA, 1981
170. Jaberz Wolffe, Great Britain, 1968
171. Steve Wozniak, USA, 1979
172. William Wrigley, Jr., USA, 1964
173. John York, USA, 1989
174. George Young, Canada, 1963
175. Feng Yao Hsien, China, 1973
176. David Yudovin, USA, 1999
177. Charles Zibleman, USA, 1966
178. Jason Zirganos, Greece, 1971
179. Major General Ahmed Zorkani, Egypt, 1973

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