July 2016
OCTOBER 28-30, 2016
In Santa Clara
International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Announced

FORT LAUDERDALE-The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame
(IMSHOF) is proud to announce the 2016 class of inductees. The group of 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 more details and event information, click here or
contact Meg Keller-Marvin at meg@ishof.org. 
ISHOF at Olympic Swimming Trials

     Thanks to Matt Farrell and our friends at USA Swimming, ISHOF created a historical exhibition  for the Aquazone, inside the CenturyLink  Center, where the USA Swimming Olympic Trials were held.
     ISHOF celebrated 100 years of American swimming legends starting with Annette Kellerman to 2016 honorees Dara Torres and Aaron Peirsol. (At left, ISHOF Board Chair Donna DeVarona with the legends.) We also helped celebrate the 40 year reunion of the 1976 USA Swimming Olympic Team as well as promoting "The Last Gold", the story of the USA women's 4 x 100m gold medal winning freestyle relay, which included, ISHOF honorees, Shirley Babashoff and Jill Sterkel as well as Wendy Boglioli and Kim Peyton.
       ISHOF's display included memorabilia from the 1976 Games and many of the US team members, including Wendy Boglioli (at right) stopped by the exhibit to sign the 1976 banner, that was made specifically for the event. It was great to see so many ISHOF honorees, Olympians, friends and family of ISHOF.
 2016 Sammy Lee  Award

In a surprise announcement during USA Diving's Olympic Luncheon on June 25th,  1985 ISHOF Honor Coach
Dick Kimball  received the 2016 Sammy Lee Award for his outstanding contributions to US Diving. His children Vicki and Bruce were there to celebrate the big honor with him.

2012 Olympic Champions Visit ISHOF
L-R: Olympic champions Chad Le Clos & Cameron van der Burgh and South African Olympic coach Wayne Riddin spent a week in Fort Lauderdale in preparation for Rio and took the time to tour our museum.
More Visitors to the Hall of Fame Museum

L: Swim Team Tampa Bay Aquatics.

R: Former NISCA (National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Assn.) President Glenn Kaye, wife Elsa and ISHOF's Laurie Marchwinski.

L: ISHOF Honoree Enith Brigitha's niece and nephew.

R: IMSHOF Honoree Skip Storch's sister Roberta Lawrence, nephew Ben and brother in law Steve Lawrence. 

L: Ron O'Brien's son Tim (L) and grandchildren Dalton and Justin (R) came to visit their (grand)father's display at ISHOF.

R: 2013 ISHOF Honor Swimmer Dagmar Hase (GER) visits our museum with her partner Ulli and children Oscar and Max while vacationing in Florida. Behind her on display, her 1992 winning swimsuit.
New Aquisitions

R: Uniforms and swimsuits from the 1st FINA approved international synchronized swimming competition, worn by duet gold medalist Ellen Richard Zaccardelli, at the 1955 Pan American Games, Mexico City.  

Left: 1976 USA Swimming replica T-Shirt signed  by team members of the 1976 Team at the  2016 Olympic Trials in Omaha.

L-R: Ray Essick   More:       Bud Spencer: More:       Sandor Tarics: More:
Aquatic Athletes Greg Louganis & Nathan Adrian Featured  in 2016 ESPN Body Issue

Louganis - who at 56 is the oldest athlete to be featured in this year's Body Issue - says he feels fitter than most of his peers. Greg is preparing to head to Rio as an official athlete mentor for the USA Diving Team.  Adrian will be in Rio to defend his London Olympic title in the 100 free.
Membership Information
The International Swimming Hall of Fame fosters education and promotes a better understanding of the benefits of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and water safety by providing public access to our unique, one-of-a-kind museum, historical archives, displays, aquatic art and  memorabilia collections.   Your kind support with a membership, and/or donation, will help the museum continue continue it's mission for generations to come.
Michael  Phelps Swimwear 
now available at ISHOF's Giftshop!

Please visit the ISHOF gift shop for MP swimwear and other great products.

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