International Swimming Hall of Fame

ISHOF Signs 30-Year Lease to Stay in Ft. Lauderdale

The International Swimming Hall of Fame has signed a 30-year lease to remain in south Florida, after previously agreeing to move to Santa Clara, California.

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Pre-War World Record Holder Takashi Hirose Added to ISHOF C/O 2017

L to R: US Champion relay of Sakamoto’s Maui Swim Club; Jose Balmores, Takashi (Halo) Hirose, William Neunzig and Kyoshi “Keo” Nakama

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ISHOF Announces First 2 Members of 17 Member Class of 2017

The first two members of the class of 2017, both Chinese, were announced on Friday, along with hints about the other 15 inductees.

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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.

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Ft Lauderdale Aquatic Center In Jeopardy After Cost Hike

The Costs of the Project Has Caused Several Supporters to Back Out

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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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Women’s Sports Foundation Protests Wielgus’ HOF Induction; Group of Past USA Swimming Presidents Push Back

The letter is signed by a group referring to themselves as “Victims of Coaching Sexual Abuse,” as well as “Supporters of Victims of Coaching Sexual Abuse,” which includes the Women’s Sports Foundation as a whole and several Olympians, high level coaches, and victims in recent high-profile coaching abuse cases.

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Great Coaching Opportunity at YMCA of Central Florida to Build World Class Program with Rowdy Gaines

Courtesy of YMCA of Central Florida A unique opportunity to work with the best in Aquatics, Rowdy Gaines a three…

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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.

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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.

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ISHOF Announces Class Of 2014 Australia’s Grant Hackett Leads Group of 12

The International Swimming Hall of Fame today announced results of the International Selection Committee’s vote for the Class of 2014. Led by Australian swimmer Grant Hackett, this year’s class of 12, represents eight different nations.

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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.)

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Bruce Wigo Explains Why ISHOF Is Leaving Fort Lauderdale – Video Feature

ISHOF announced that upon the expiration of its current fifty-year agreement with the City of Fort Lauderdale, in February of 2015, it will not renew and will look for a new home in another city. Video report is courtesy of CBS Miami.

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International Swimming Hall of Fame To Leave Fort Lauderdale

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc., (ISHOF) announced today that upon the expiration of its current fifty-year agreement with the City of Fort Lauderdale, in February of 2015, it will not renew and will look for a new home in another city.

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Connecting Swimming To The Hardly Strictly Bluegrasss Festival

Featured Image: Bruce Wigo (International Swimming Hall of Fame CEO) at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco with wife Janet and twin sons Janson (left) and Drac (right), who were both 4-time All American water polo players at Stanford.

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