Swimming News / Swimming History is courtesy of International Swimming Hall of Fame President and CEO Bruce Wigo.
VIA YOUTUBE: In 1967 a delegation from the International Swimming Hall of Fame were invited by Ed Sullivan to appear on his TV show to help promote the new swimming hall of Fame. He also used the opportunity to promote the inclusion of Sybil Bauer into the Hall, for he had once been engaged to her. Her nomination didn’t need his help, she goes down in history as one of the greatest swimmers of all time.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame & Museum (ISHOF) was established in 1965 as a not-for-profit educational organization in the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was recognized by FINA, the international governing body for the Olympic aquatic sports, in 1968.
The Mission of ISHOF is to PRESERVE and CELEBRATE aquatic history, to EDUCATE the general public about the importance of swimming as the key to water safety, drowning prevention, better health and a better quality of life, and to INSPIRE everyone to be a swimmer. ISHOF’s collection of swimming memorabilia, art, photos and films, along with archival documents and rare books in the Henning Library, make ISHOF the premier repository and academic research resource for swimming and aquatic history in the world.