DNOWS Header

Image Map

Monday, March 18, 2019

Chris Guesdon Honored Again By His Peers

Courtesy of International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Melbourne, Australia.

Chris Guesdon was the inaugural recipient of the Dale Petranech Award for Services to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. He was honored for his services at the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Melbourne, Australia.

He acknowledged the honor with the following words, "Thank you to the Executive for acknowledging my 8 years with this global organisation. It brings me great pride to follow in the footsteps of Dale Petranech the man who gives his name to this service award.

To those women and men who back in the early 1960's initiated a foundation and Hall of Fame for marathon swimming, 'What vision they had'. The history of making our Hall of Fame what it is today is a result of some incredible custodians who led the organization through the good times and the low.

They put in place the key building pillars for strategic success which has continued for over half a century.

This Hall of Fame brand was established to have a strong and powerful presence in the sporting world. Our key to success during my term as Chair of the Executive was that we all rose together as a team.

This, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, is already one of the most prestigious and respected halls in the sporting world. This has not just evolved. This is as a result of carefully planned and executed strategy.

This International Hall of Fame is under the guardianship of the current Executive Committee. Ned Denison, Melissa Roberts, Beth Yudovin, Richard Broer and Dale. They are masterfully continuing the time-honoured traditions.

They administer the core aim which is to immortalize the life-career achievements of marathon swimmers and contributors. Those who have distinguished themselves to the world in this sport.

Ned and the team are ensuring the Hall keeps up with the challenges that face marathon swimming into the future. I congratulate them for their work and wish them well

Copyright © 2008-2019 by World Open Water Swimming Association

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

World Open Water Swimming Association

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA

WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB


Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine

Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...

The Other Shore

The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac

An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:

The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.


Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program