Walter Poenisch nominated for both ISHOF & IMSHOF finally!

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  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    Excellent @Niek =D>

  • loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandCharter Member

    I think Niek has done a good job here. Having seen some of the correspondence I found it heartening to see the positive response of the Swimming Hall of Fame (as distinct from the Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame) to holding to standards and expectations of behaviour, integrity and truth.

    ViveBeneDanSimonelli

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  • phodgeszohophodgeszoho UKSenior Member

    Awesome! Well done @Niek

  • bruckbruck San FranciscoMember

    Given ISHOF's culpability (with Nyad) in dishonoring Walter Poenisch's name back in the '80s, it would be quite delicious to see them recognize him now as the first Cuba-Florida swimmer.

    gregocIronMikeDanSimonellidpm50
  • gregocgregoc Charter Member

    Done!

  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    ditto

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • rosemarymintrosemarymint Charleston, SCCharter Member

    Done.

  • rosemarymintrosemarymint Charleston, SCCharter Member

    (I also want to note that I rarely ever do things such as this, but filling this out is an illustration of how strongly I feel that Walter finally be recognized.)

    gregocsuziedodsIronMike
  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    Yes!!! =D>

  • rosemarymintrosemarymint Charleston, SCCharter Member

    WOOHOOO!!!! This is the best news I've had in days!!!

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    Has anyone contacted Nyad for comment?

    Fun to read this old UPI article in the present context:

    http://www.upi.com/Archives/1983/04/15/Walter-Poenisch-who-swam-from-Cuba-to-the-Florida/7022419230800/

    DanSimonellirlmphodgeszohoIronMikessthomasdpm50
  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    I'm seeing many pictures from Ms. Poenisch on FB. Did Walter get his day recently?

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    IronMike said:
    I'm seeing many pictures from Ms. Poenisch on FB. Did Walter get his day recently?

    Yes, Walter was inducted ISHOF this past weekend.
    And Beth Yudovin presented the award with Faye accepting!
    Awesome!!
    :x

    ssthomaslakespraypavlicovIronMike
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