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100 Years!!!
Patomac Valley Masters Swimmer Mary L Athram

Adolph Kiefer
97 on June 27th
Dr. Sammy Lee
95 on August 1st

Greta Anderson in the News

88 Years Young, Olympic gold medalist and one of greatest swimmers ever, still teaching babies and kids to swim in O.C.

July 26, 2015 

By David Whiting

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Galina Prozumenschikova
(November 26, 1948- July 19, 2015)
From Russia comes the sad news that Galina Prozumenschikova has passed away at the age of 66. More:
1981 ISHOF Honor Coach  Marion Kane Elston passed away on August 9th, 2015

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Filmmaker Cheryl Furjanic's latest production, which
chronicles the complex life of Olympic champion Greg Louganis.  

Italian Review of ISHOF
"A mythical place near the Atlantic....that honors the great champions of today and especially yesterday". 
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The International Masters Swimming Masters logo Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is proud to announce the names of seven outstanding individuals who will be inducted at the annual ceremony to be held on  Friday evening, October 2nd, 2015, at the Marriott Downtown, in Kansas City, MO, in conjunction with the  United States Aquatic Sports XXXVI Convention. The prestigious IMSHOF class of 2015 includes four swimmers ( Mieko Nagaoka, Shoko Yonezawa, David Radcliff, Jack Groselle), one diver ( Anielle Claverstyne Plowman), one synchronized swimmer (Penny Demeules) and one contributor ( Nancy Ridout), from three different countries: the USA, Australia, and Japan. More:
In Kazan, ISHOF Selection Committee Chairman Camillo Cametti (ITA) and ISHOF staff  liaison Ivonne Schmid, met with over 20 members of the Committee to discuss the nomination and voting process for the Class of 2016. A few of the members who met are pictured LtR: Yannis Giannouris (GRE), Camillo Cametti (ITA), Ivonne Schmid (ISHOF), Karoly von Törös (HUN), Dragan Jovanovic (CAN), Bartolo Consolo (ITA), Georgia Fyrigou (GRE), Ayman Saad (EGY)
ISHOF's Exhibit and Swimwear 
Fashion Show in FINA Park

Kazan's FINA Water World Park  welcomed over 300,000 visitors. The International Swimming Hall of Fame organized a daily fashion show, with suits from our historic collection: "From Bloomers to Bikinis" on the big FINA stage. ISHOF also loaned a unique collection of medals from the 1980 Olympics, boycotted by the USA, and '84 Olympics, boycotted by the USSR to FINA's exhibit pavilion. Read more:
ISHOF's de Varona and Ellis Recognized As Leaders by USA Swimming and Speedo
ISHOF Chair of the Board, Donna de Varona and Board Member Jim Ellis have been named to the USA Swimming/Speedo List of the 30 Most Influential People In Swimming Over the Past 30 Years.    Also making the list are 10 Hall of Fame Honorees:    Matt Biondi, Peter Daland, Janet Evans, Rowdy Gaines, Dick Pound, Richard Quick, Eddie Reese, Mark Schubert, Nick Thierry and John Urbanchek.  Read more:
Future and Past ISHOF Honorees gather  in Kazan for the FINA World's

LtR: Top row: Bartolo Consolo and wife  Georgia Fyrigou , Dmitry Sautin, Vladimir Salnikov, Tom and Fran Gompf, Perica Bukic; Middle row: Orlando Duque, Anastasia Davidova & Ansastasia Ermakova, Cornel Marculescu, Chad LeClos; Bottom row: Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin & Katie Ledecky, Laszlo Kiss
The archives of George Whitten and 
the Whitten Pool Company,
 builders of the White House pool and the 1984 Olympic pool. Among the most interesting pieces are the tiles selected by Betty Ford for the out-door pool at the White House. A big thank you to Mary Scoff for a priceless donation to our collection.

Incredible silk scarf from the 1950 Sam Snyder Water Follies and original Follies programs. A great addition to the Hall of Fame's Aquacade/Water Show collection.

Truly unique silk scarf from the 1948 Olympics commemorating
Holland's Olympic medalists.In the
 lower left-hand corner is hall of fame swimmer Nelly van Vliet, winner of the 100 m  breaststroke.  

Near life size metal cut outs of swimmers and divers, donated by NOVA University.


Doug Russell, 1968 Olympic gold medalist in the 100m butterfly and 1984 ISHOF Honoree, visited the Hall of Fame with his team from Dallas Texas.  

Ben Hooper made the trip from his training site in Key West to visit the Hall of Fame before he embarks on a swim from Dakar Senegal to Brazil later this year.  To learn more about the swim click here: 

Carlo Giron, son of  Mexican Honor Diver, Carlos Giron. Despite the similarity of his name, he was not named after his father, but after Italian Honor Coach, Carlo Dibiasi, the father and coach of his great rival, Klaus Dibiasi.

Still incredible, Marion Washburn, ISHOF's staff librarian since the 1970's, shown cataloging and boxing up materials that will soon be moved to storage. 


Buy these ISHOF cookie cutters for $10 (shipping included)


A great specialty gift idea from ISHOF is the ISHOF Cookie cutters, with Aaron Peirsol's Gold Medal Recipes. Great fun and great taste.  Check this and other unique ISHOF products at ISHOF's e-store! and support your Swimming Hall of Fame.

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