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Marathon Swimming Foundation

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noun - The Marathon Swimming Foundation was established by the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation along with the Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1971. This project was formed to promote marathon swimming in all its forms – solos and races, amateur and professional – and to honor outstanding swimmers and contributors to the sport throughout its history.

Selectors[edit]

A panel of selectors (Commander Gerald Forsberg of England, Buck Dawson of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Florida, and Joe Grossman of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation) named “classes” of six electees for each year from 1963 (when the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation began to collect historical data on the sport) through 1970. The electees were named in May 1971.

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