August/September 2016
OCTOBER 28-30, 2016
In Santa Clara
Richard "Tod" Spieker
To Receive ISHOF's 2016 Gold Medallion Award

FORT LAUDERDALE - The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is proud to announce that Richard "Tod" Spieker, a Silicon Valley real estate investor and entrepreneur, will receive ISHOF's Gold Medallion Award at the ceremonies to be held in Santa Clara, CA, on Saturday evening, October 29th, 2016. More:
2016 International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Induction & 2016 Max Ritter Award

Eight outstanding individuals and organizations will be inducted at the
annual ceremony to be held on Friday evening, September 23rd, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the 2016 United States Aquatic Sports XXXVII Convention. The prestigious IMSHOF class of 2016 includes four swimmers: Margaret Cunningham (AUS), Joann Leilich (USA), Nicolas Granger (FRA) & Thomas Maine USA), one diver: Richard Blough (USA), one synchronized swimmer: Leadel Bean (USA), one contributor: Tom Boak (USA) and one water polo club: The Olympic Club (USA), from three different countries: the USA, Australia and France. 

For her extensive contributions to the sport of swimming, June Krauser will posthumously receive the 2016 Max Ritter Award.  The Award will be presented to her children, Larry and Janice, at the organization's annual convention, on Friday evening, during the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, on September 23rd at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. More:

For more details and event information, click here or
contact Meg Keller-Marvin at 
2016 International Marathon Hall of Fame Induction

Launching off the success of last year's IMSHOF Awards Ceremony, the 2016 event will be held in San Pedro, California on the evening of Friday, November 4th, commencing at 5:30pm in the grand ballroom of the San Pedro, Doubletree Hotel.  A full-service two-course dinner plus complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks will be offered at  $50.00 per ticket .  Your IMSHOF hotel discount code is  IMS.  Buy Your Tickets Here.
The IMSHOF has secured a limited number of hotel rooms for Friday and Saturday. This hotel fills up quickly. It's highly recommended to reserve your room early. 
Please visit for more information on the class of 2016.


Forbes Carlile 
The Australian, whose innovative ideas about sports physiology made him one of the world's best-known swimming coaches and authorities in the sport, died on Tuesday, August 2nd, in Sydney. He was 95.

Gloria Callen
Gloria Callen Jones died peacefully at home at sunrise on September 2, 2016.
Gloria was born in Freeport, Long Island, NY, on December 21, 1923. She began swimming at age seven, quickly finding it an outlet for her energy and competitive spirit.  "Glorious Gloria" Callen was voted the USA's Outstanding Woman Athlete of 1942. Beginning in 1938 as a long-distance freestyle swimmer, she went on to become a backstroke champion, setting 35 American swimming records. She won 13 National titles and set one world record. Miss Callen won a place on the US Olympic Swimming Team in 1940, at the age of 17. The outbreak of World War II led to the cancellation of the Olympics scheduled for Helsinki, Finland.

Monte Nitzkowski
Monte Nitzkowski passed away on July 28th. A memorial service will be held on  Saturday, September 24th at 1:00 PM at 
Long Beach City College Hall of Champions Gymnasium.  The legendary water
polo coach at Long Beach City College and with the U.S. National Water Polo team was considered the most innovative coach in the sport's history.  Nitzkowski coached the 1972 Olympic team to a bronze medal and the 1984 squad to a silver. In 1980, the U.S. men's Olympic team was a gold medal favorite but was stymied by the  Jimmy Carter  boycott of the Games. More:

Visitors to the Hall of Fame Museum

Hall of Fame swimmer and author Shirley Babashoff stopped by the Hall of Fame to visit the new exhibit that tells her story and the story of "The Last Gold" medal of the 1976 Olympic Games. 

norweigan coaches
Coaches Kristian Thorsvald, Rolf Husebo, Geir Myklebust, from Stavanger, Norway.  All three swam in the Meet of Champions sponsored, in Norway by Phillips Petroleum - long-time sponsor of USA Swimming and a Charter member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Remember Roland Matthes? Still living in Germany, Dr. Roland Matthes is an orthopedic surgeon and one of the greatest backstrokers in Olympic history. Undefeated for a seven year stretch in international competition, he won four individual Olympic backstroke titles representing the DDR, at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. On a recent visit to California, Roland met with John Naber, who broke his winning streak in 1974.
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