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Certificate of Merit

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Swimming Australia received a (Certificate of Merit) from the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1994

noun - The Certificate of Merit was a recognition of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, established in 1994, to recognize swimmers and contributors to Open Water/Marathon Swimming.

At the time an elite (FINA racer) swimmer must have been retired from active participation before being considered for inclusion in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, the swimmer may have to wait years before they are recognized. A Certificate of Merit was generally awarded to any swimmer winning an international marathon event or who medalled in the FINA 25-kilometer World Championships.

Swimmers are also considered for major solo efforts, except when the swim was attempted as part of another sanctioning body having authority in the swim (e.g., English Channel or Catalina Channel). The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame did issue a few Certificates of Merit if that body requested.

No specific criteria was used in the selection process and each case is considered on an individual basis.

Only one certificate was issued to an individual or group, and they could be considered at a later date for inclusion in the IMSHOF as an honoree, with the exception of an anniversary certificate as was the case in the Lac St Jean 50th Annual Race.

This program was stopped (paused?) in 2015 when the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame re-joined the International Swimming Hall of Fame and a full branding focus was directed to Honor Swimmers and Contributors.


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Administrator Recipients[edit]

Administrator recipients of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Certificate of Merit include:

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Organization Recipients[edit]

Organization recipients of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Certificate of Merit include:

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International Swimming Hall of Fame Finalist[edit]

Beginning in 2008, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame is presented to swimmers and contributors who are nominated and placed on the International Swimming Hall of Fame ballot for possible selection as an International Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree in the Open Water or related categories.

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