Bruce Wigo

ISHOF Launches New Designation For Swim Schools

Olympian Amanda Beard’s Beard Swim Co. Selected as First Swim School to be Recognized

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Bruce Wigo To Step Down As CEO Of ISHOF

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.


International Swimming Hall of Fame 52nd Annual Honors Weekend

Click here to read and support the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The dinner will be October 28th-30th.


The Ides of March

“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.


International Swimming Hall Of Fame Will Postpone Induction Ceremony

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.

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The Three Year Swim Club – Book Review

The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory. By Julie Checkoway

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Swimming’s close tie to the Ed Sullivan Show – VIDEO FEATURE

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.

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Santa Clara City Council Approves Deal With International Swimming Hall of Fame

The Santa Clara, California, City Council voted unanimously at their meeting on Monday to approve a deal that will move…

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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…”


Mother of Masters Swimming, June Krauser, Passes Away at 88 Years Old

Swimming News courtesy of Bruce Wigo / The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF).  June Krauser, a leading figure in…


ISHOF and USA Swimming Release Joint Statement on Chuck Wielgus

USA Swimming and the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) have released a joint statement regarding the induction of USA…


Otelo Burning Trailer: Water Can Give you a Bright Future

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.

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Michael Phelps Statue Put On Display at International Swimming Hall of Fame For First Time

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.


Fifty Years Ago: ISHOF Remembers JFK

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.)