Olympian Amanda Beard’s Beard Swim Co. Selected as First Swim School to be Recognized
The International Swimming Hall of Fame announced today that Bruce Wigo will be stepping down as President/CEO, effective December 31, 2017. He has led the organization for the past 12 years.
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“Beware The Ides of March!” Had Julius Caesar not been a strong swimmer, we would never know the term – he would have died in 48 BCE and never lived to die on the Ides of March in 45 BCE.
The 2016 ISHOF Induction Weekend has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict with the Copa America Soccer Tournament. It will now take place in October or November.
The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory. By Julie Checkoway
Ed Sullivan, who was once engaged to swim star Sybil Bauer, hosted a delegation from the International Swimming Hall of Fame on his iconic television show.
The Santa Clara, California, City Council voted unanimously at their meeting on Monday to approve a deal that will move…
Before Foxcatcher: The story of the Swimming Hall of Fame and the John du Pont not depicted in FOXCATCHER, the movie
“The Carell character (playing du Pont) in the movie is not the man I knew,” said swim coach Frank Keefe, who walked out of the film before it ended in disgust. “The John du Pont I knew was my friend, a patriot and a hero…”
Swimming News courtesy of Bruce Wigo / The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF). June Krauser, a leading figure in…
USA Swimming and the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) have released a joint statement regarding the induction of USA…
Somewhere between City of God and Blue Crush Otelo Burning is a coming of age story set against the backdrop of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
A statue of Michael Phelps now rests in the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s art collection, though the man himself is still not yet inducted.
Kennedy had been a swimmer at Harvard when Kiphuth was coaching Yale. Swimming helped JFK survive WWII and become the war hero that helped launch his political career. He also swam in the White House pool almost every day to relieve his chronic bad back.
Connecting Swimming To: 12 Years a Slave, Solomon Northup, The Underground Railroad And The Lack Of Diversity In Aquatics
Bruce Wigo, ISHOF CEO, connects swimming to Solomon Northup’s biography, Twelve Years A Slave. (Featured image: Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of the Summit Entertainment film, depicts the struggles of Solomon Northup.)