Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award

1979 Dennis Matuch, USA

1952 - 2001

 

Dennis Matuch who under the tutelage of Connie Wennerberg (IMSHOF 1977) became an award-winning marathon swimmer and record holder for which he was inducted into IMSHOF as an Honor Swimmer in 1977.

 

His coaching credits include Penny Lee Dean who became the women’s world marathon swimming champion in her first year on the professional circuit.

 

Matuch was a leader in the administration and organization of Marathon Swimming. He became President of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Association and was one of the Founders and Chairman of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

 

He received The Irving Davids/Captain Roger W. Wheeler Memorial Award 1979 for his contributions to the administration of open water swimming.

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