September 2015
Save The Date!   
J une 3-5, 2016

in Santa Clara, CA
again to coincide with the ARENA/ USA swimming pro swim series. 
2015 Masters Induction
Masters logo
Don't miss the 2015 Masters Induction on October 2nd, 2015 at the Marriot Downtown, Kansas City, MO, in conjunction with the USAS XXXVI Convention. If you are in Kansas City, please join us for an evening of fun and surprises. And best of all - It's FREE!
2015 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Induction

Friday, November 6, 2015, 
Ballroom of the San Pedro DoubleTree Hotel
San Pedro, Port Of Los Angeles

As previously announced, he prestigious International Marathon Swimming Hall of class of 2015 includes:
Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González, MEX, Honor Swimmer;  Forrest Nelson, USA, Honor Swimmer;
Martin Strel, Slovenia, Honor Swimmer;  Marty Veen, NED, Honor Administrator;  Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club, GB, Honor Organization;  Varne Ridge Channel Park, GB, Honor Organization

For more information, to purchase tickets and to make your hotel reservations, click here:

Catalina Relay
Six Octogenarians Set Catalina Island Relay Record

Pictured below are David Radcliffe, slated to be inducted into the Masters Swimming Hall of Fame on Oct. 2nd and Judge Bob Beach, an important figure in the  history of USMS .

ISHOF supports MISSK

Ed Remy of the MISSK school in Dania Beach.  MISSK is an Afrocentric elementary school that will require preschool and elementary age students to pass the swim test.
ISHOF is providing materials books goggles and other resources to help them with this program

Looking out of the office window on a beautiful day like today, who wouldn't be sad to leave this place, our home of 50 years! At the same time we are excited about moving forward and to our fantastic new location in Santa Clara, CA next year. The  ISHOF Board of Directors will meet in Santa Clara in October to discuss important decisions on site. We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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 and 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.

In This Issue

Sir Peter Heatly (GBR)
passed away peacefully at Thorburn Manor on September 17th, 2015. Throughout a period of seventy years, Sir Peter Heatly had contributed to the sport of swimming and diving at the local, national and international levels as competitor, team manager, official and administrator. Read more in the HeraldScotland

Sir Peter is on our 2016 ISHOF Ballot, nominated in the Contributor category!

Ramiro Iglesias with wife Maria and daughter Antonia.  His father was the late Horatio Iglesias -  Honor Open Water Swimmer

Cuban water polo greats Osvaldo Garcia and Oscar Periche standing beside the Mark Spitz exhibit. They both played in Munich and combined played in 7 Olympic Games.  A first time visitor to the USA Periche said it has long been his dream to visit the Hall of Fame.  He is regarded as one of the all time great goalkeepers. Garcia now lives in Miami.

Hall of Famer Doug Russell brought his team from Texas for a tour of the hall of fame.  Doug won the 100 fly at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
Where else would a swim coach go on their honeymoon than to the Swimming Hall of Fame. 
Duel and Chrystal Stephens
Deuel coaches at the Deep End Aquatics Swim Club in Newark, NJ.

Coach Irina brought the nearby Coral Springs age group to the hall to be inspired and to learn the history of the sport.