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Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

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Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honors Australian marathon swimmers

noun - The Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (AMSHOF) is a sports hall of fame devoted to Australian marathon swimmers and marathon swimming established and led by Christopher Guesdon.

Inaugural Class of 2020 of Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honourees, inducted in August 2020[edit]

Class of 2020/2021 of Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honourees, inducted in November 2020[edit]

Class of 2020/2021 of Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honourees, inducted in March 2021[edit]

Class of 2020/2021 of Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honourees, inducted on 21 June 2021[edit]

Criteria for Nominations[edit]

The AMSHOF immortalises the career achievements of those Australians who have distinguished themselves as a marathon swimmer or contributor in the sport in Australia and/or internationally.

1. Criteria

  • The AMSHOF encourages any members of the Australian Marathon Swimming Community to nominate a fellow Australian outstanding swimmer or contributor.
  • Present a short history clearly outlining the candidate’s swimming or contribution in a clear and concise statement outline the major reason why the candidate should be included in the AMSHOF as an Honouree.
  • Inductions to the Honour Roll will not be annual, but will take place quarterly in 2020-2021.
  • Following the inaugural intake, the next intakes will be December 2020, March 2021, June 2021.
  • AMSHOF will receive your nominations at any time for consideration.

2. Swimmer:
a) Solo marathon swimmers and racers careers are considered with equal status.
b) Swims presented in the nominee’s bio must be of 10K or longer. Non marathon activities or shorter swims should not be included in the bio.
c) Swimmers must be those noteworthy participants who through their career achievements have made a significant contribution to the status of marathon swimming.
d) In a clear and concise statement outline the major reason why the candidate should be included in the Honour Roll.
e) For racers swim attire rules required by event organisers will suffice.
f) For solo swimmers, an independent observer’s report or swim organisation’s listed results of the swim must be produced on demand.

3. Contributor:
a) Contributors are marathon swimming team support staff, administrators, event organisers, coaches, pilots, technical officials
b) A noteworthy career as a contributor of marathon swimming events in Australia or internationally of 10k or over will be eligible for consideration.
c) Contributors will be selected for careers of excellence and outstanding achievements in roles supportive to marathon swimmers.
d) In a clear and concise statement outline the major reason why the candidate should be included in the Honour Roll.

4. Exclusions:
a) A positive official drug test or failing a doping control program or proven non-ethical behaviour prohibits a candidate from inclusion in the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

WOWSA Awards[edit]

The Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame was nominated for the 2020 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category with the following nomination: Australia's relationship with freestyle dates to the 19th century. Since the front crawl was first popularized Down Under, many of the greatest and most influential marathon swimmers in history have been trained in Australia and then ventured internationally to establish their legacies around the world. Christopher Guesdon and the Panel of Five worked diligently to establish the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame this year. The Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to marathon swimmers and contributors released 37 names in August and a further 24 names in December in its inaugural Class of 2020/2021, an effort that collectively required thousands of hours of research and discussion by its nomination selection committees. For calling attention to the greatest Australian swimmers of all time, for promoting the accomplishments and achievements of Australian swimmers, coaches, organizations and handlers who through their career achievements have made a significant contribution to marathon swimming and for researching the history of the sport dating back generations, the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame is a worthy nominee for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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