Paul Asmuth

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Paul Asmuth is an American professional marathon swimmer from California.

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Honors[edit]

He was inducted in both the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1982 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2010 for his marathon swimming exploits and accomplishments.

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He wrote Marathon Swimming The Sport of the Soul that was released on 16 October 2018.

2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination[edit]

Asmuth's book, Marathon Swimming The Sport of the Soul, was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:
Paul Asmuth competed in 59 professional marathon swimming races and crossed the English Channel three times over a lengthy career that coincided with a successful career as a CPA in California. He won 6 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation titles and set records from Canada to Italy. As the dominant figure in marathon swimming during the 1980's, he struck fear in the hearts of his competitors. But deep down in his own heart and soul, God played a major role in his success. He describes in Marathon Swimming: The Sport of the Soul how God directed him throughout his life, putting him in the right place and surrounding him with supportive coaches and teammates. For frankly telling his journey with God throughout myriad bodies of water around the world, for retelling his thoughts and actions in several iconic professional marathon swimming races, and sharing his stories of passion, faith and grit, Marathon Swimming: The Sport of the Soul by Paul Asmuth is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

International Swimming Hall of Fame[edit]

His induction ceremony celebrated his career where he accomplished the following:

OR THE RECORD: SEVEN WORLD PROFESSIONAL MARATHON SWIMMING FEDERATION TITLES: 1980-1985, 1988
MOST WINS LA TRAVERSEE DU LAC MEMPHREMAGOG: SIX CROSSINGS
FIRST AROUND MANHATTAN ISLAND UNDER SEVEN HOURS;
ATLANTIC CITY PRESS NAMES ASMUTH ATHLETE OF THE DECADE (1990)
COMPETED IN 59 INTERNATIONAL MARATHON SWIMMING RACES

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