Joe Grossman

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Joe Grossman of the U.S.A. was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1979 as an Honour Administrator.

Grossman was involved in all aspects of marathon swimming administration, organization and promotion and is considered the Founding Father of the modern era of marathon swimming. He was instrumental in the formation of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation and served as its Honorary Secretary in 1961 and the creation and adoption of its Constitution. He traveled worldwide as a public information officer and took these opportunities to promote marathon swimming and to lay the foundation to unify marathon swimming programs. He worked tirelessly to increase the prize money for the swimmers and to develop an equitable distribution of the available money.

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