October 2015
Museum will be closed for 
exhibit refurnish  and Boatshow 
October 18th - November 13, 2015  
In This Issue
2015 Marathon Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Endorsement Logo
Friday, November 6, 2015
In the Ballroom of the San Pedro DoubleTree Hotel,  San Pedro, Port Of Los Angeles, California. USA
New Publications 

Near-Death Experiences While Drowning: Dying Is Not the End of Consciousness!
by  Janice Miner Holden, Ed.D., & Stathis Avramidis, Ph.D.
Happy 90th Birthday

Laurie Lawrence's daughter Emma and granddaughter.

Ohio university swim team - 1950s - 1960s -reunion at the Ishof for a museum tour.  Among the celebrities Ernie Maglischo.

3 generations of the Halasy family. Daughter, granddaughter and great-grandchildren of Oliver Halasy, 1978 Honor Water Polo Player.

Amber Fillany, friend of 2013 IMSHOF Honoree Nick Adams (GBR)
Peter Heatly Tribute
New Movie


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 New Images of the Santa Clara International Swim Center and International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum.   Click here
to see who is being considered for

June 3 - 5, 2016
2016 ISHOF Membership Drive
Join and Receive a 
$25 Gift Card from SwimOutlet
On his last visit to the Fort Lauderdale, before his death, the great George Haines parting words to our staff were: "You know, this really belongs in Santa Clara." That was the inspiration for leaders of the City to contact us several years ago and now his wish will soon become a reality.  With a bright future assured, you can help make swimming history by renewing or joining ISHOF as a member.  Your support will help us while we await the completion of our new home in Santa Clara.  If you join or renew at the $50 or more level, you will receive a $25 dollar gift card for SWIMOUTLET.COM. One of our great corporate partners.  To learn more about ISHOF membership and   to register electronically, click here.
2015 USAS Convention
At the USAS Convention, Hall of Fame Legends Rowdy Gaines, Ken Treadway and Debbie Meyer.

According to the legendary Adolph Kiefer: "Ken Treadway did more for swimming in America and around the world than any one person I know."  To learn more about Ken Treadway, click here:
Sun Moon Lake Swim
On Sunday, September 20, 2015, several members of the ISHOF staff, Laurie, Meg, and Marcia, were lucky enough to be able to be part of a group that attended the Sun Moon Lake Swim in Southern Taiwan with one of the swim's original founder's, ISHOF Selection Committee and FINA Member, Morrie Chang.  The race, in its 33rd year, had 20390 swimmers. It has become a favorite event in Taiwan and is known as the Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival.  The race takes place in Sun Moon Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Taiwan. The race is 3 km and every participant must use some type of flotation device.  There are all levels of swimmers, including a handicapped group.  The race is a spectacular sight to behold and quite an event to be a part of.  
On the occasion of the 110 year anniversary of the Latvian Federation , Erik van Heijningen (President of  Dutch Swimming Federation) offered Latvian president Kaspars Pone the ISHOF Safer Swimmer. The Nordic and Baltic Countries were present as well as Vladimir Salnikov (R).
Pretty in Pink  Fundraiser
A night with Amanda Beard
Amanda Beard, seven-time Olympic medalist (two gold, four silver, one bronze) was the featured speaker at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Pretty in Pink, Breast Cancer fundraiser, in Fort Lauderdale.  Pictured with ISHOF CEO Bruce Wigo and his wife, Janet.  Please support our fight against cancer partner SwimAcrossAmerica. Click here to make a donation:
Just in Time for Fall 
@ ISHOF's Giftshop & Online Store

Vintage Slub Lightweight Jersey Hood 
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New Aquisitions
Jack Groselle (2015 Masters Swimmer) donated his 1st generation Swedish goggles that he swam in during his high school years in the 1960s.

On Right: Memorabilia from the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, donated by Canadian Swimmming officials

On Left: Memorabilia from the 2015 Kazan FINA World Championships provided by FINA.
While on their trip to China, the Hall of Fame staff also visited
the factory that produces our SaferSwimmer product line.  The factory is located about 1.5 hours outside the city of Shenzhen. There, the staff saw how the products are  made
from start to finish. Quality control testing and shipping are also done at the same facility.  Thank you to Godwin and Sky, our SaferSwimmer partners in China, for their hospitality on this leg of the trip.  To learn more about the SaferSwimmer products please visit our website at  www.saferswimmer.com     Be Seen and Be Safe!