October 2016
15 Days 
In Santa Clara
The ISHOF Class of 2016 includes American swimming greats Aaron Peirsol and Dara Torres, Swimmer Camille Muffat (FRA); Diver Dmitry Sautin (RUS); Synchronized Swimmer Elena Azarova (RUS); the Hungarian Magnificent Seven 3-peat Olympic Water Polo Champions,  Marathon Swimmers Desmond "Des" Renford (AUS) and Monique Wildschut (NED); Contributor Sir Peter Heatly (GBR); Pioneers, Simeon Boychenko (RUS), Horst Gorlitz (GDR/ITA/FRG), Frank Gorman (USA), Hilda James (GBR), Leonid Meshkov (RUS) and Gold Medallion recipient, Tod Spieker (USA).

Santa Clara, Calif.  - The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF), recognized by FINA, the international governing body for the Olympic aquatic sports as its official Hall of Fame, has announced that TEAM HUNGARY will become the first team in the history of the Hall to be recognized as an Honoree. During a ten year period, from 1998 to 2008 the Hungarian men's water polo team dominated international water polo like no other team in history, winning back-to-back-to-back Olympic titles - eating an Olympic "three-peat at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. 
Presented by Pentair Aquatic Systems

This year's recipients are Glenn Mills and Go Swim for Competitive Swimming; Dr. Barbara Kalbus for Water Polo, Coleen "Cokey" Huffman for Competitive Diving;  The USA Swimming Foundation for Aquatic Safety; Ulla Soili Marjatta Lucenius (FIN) for Synchronized Swimming and Kate Rew (GBR) for Recreational Swimming.  Capping the evening, John Spannuth will receive the President's Award.  The awards will be presented on Friday, October 28, 2016, at a ceremony in Santa Clara Hilton Hotel, in Santa Clara, CA.

2016 John K. Williams, Jr. 
International Adapted Aquatics Award 
Presented by S.R. Smith

Fort Lauderdale - The Adapted Aquatics Committee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is pleased to announce that Mr. Henry Powell, will receive the 2016 the John K. Williams Jr. International Adapted Aquatics Award. The Award, presented annually by S.R. Smith, a world-leading manufacturer of commercial and residential swimming pool deck equipment headquartered in Canby, Oregon, will be given to Mr. Powell in conjunction with ISHOF's 52nd Annual Honoree Weekend, on Friday, October 28th, in Santa Clara, CA

FORT LAUDERDALE   - The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) today announced that   Lulu Cisneros   will be the 2016 recipient of the Virginia Hunt Newman International Award.     The award will be presented on  Friday evening, October 28th during the Paragon Awards Night at the International Swimming Hall of Fame ' s 52nd Annual  Enshrinement weekend.   Sponsored by   Kiefer, the  " Keep em Swimming "   Company    founded in 1947 by Hall of Fame swimming great, Adolph Kiefer, this award annually recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of infant and young child swimming instruction in the name of the  " Mother of Infant Swimming, "   Virginia Hunt Newman.
2016 International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Induction & 2016 Max Ritter Award

Eight outstanding individuals and organizations were inducted at the annual
 ceremony on Friday evening, September 23, 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: L-R: Tom Boak, Leadel Bean, The Olympic Club represented by Andy Burke, Richard Blough, 
Thomas Maine, Joann Leilich and Nicolas Granger.

For her extensive contributions to the sport of swimming, June Krauser posthumously received the 2016 Max Ritter Award. The Award was presented to her children, Larry and Janice during the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
"Mysteries at the Museum "

Fort Lauderdale -  Host Don Wildman examines the  Host Don Wildman
learns about a woman's quest for athletic glory in an episode filmed at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale. The story features the famous two-piece swim-suit on display at the Hall. Entitled "Swimming the Channel," the episode is about Gertrude Ederle's two-year quest to prove that a woman was capable of swimming the English Channel.  Check your local TV guide for time and channel. More:
2016 International Marathon Hall of Fame Induction

Launching off the success of last year's Marathon Swimming 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. 
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 imshof.org for more information on the class of 2016.

New Acquisitions

Scrapbook collection from Helen Perry, champion swimmer from the 1940s donated by her daughter Kathie Thomas.

At left, Helen with Michigan 
All-American Haynie, circa 1941, using kick-boards of the era.  Haynie later became the first swimming instructor of the Navy Frogmen School at Fort Pierce, FL and then the coach at Stanford University. 

Souvenir 1976 Olympic Trials baseball cap autographed by members of
the 1976 US National Swim Team
, including Mark Spitz  and Debbie Meyer (attending as spectators), John Naber, John Hencken, Gary Hall, Steve Furniss,  Mike Bottom, Tim McKee, Wendy Boglioli, Kathy Heddy, Casey Converse, Jill Sterkel and more.  The signatures are preserved by embroidering, making it a wonderful addition to our 1976 collection. The hat was donated by Chris Lalor, of Miami Beach. His mom Adelaide Lalor was a swimming parent & official for years. She passed away in 2008. For years she kept this hat. 
In The News

2016 Olympic silver and bronze medallist Tania Cagnotto married her longtime fiancĂ© Stefano Parolin on September 24, 2016. The wedding was a  fairy tale. Tania's father and ISHOF Honoree Giorgio Cagnotto walked her down the aisle.

Show your fashion sense and pride as a swimmer with
the ISHOF Bowtie - As seen on Facebook *

In collaboration with Dhani Jones' Bowties for a Cause charity,  the ISHOF bowtie will help you show off your pride as a swimmer and fashion sense at our induction events, at Golden Goggles, or any event where looking good is important.   
*Dhani Jones Facebook interviews from Rio  (models: Bruce Wigo and Dr. Jim Miller.)
News From Santa Clara 
ISHOF continues to make progress on its plans to relocate to Santa Clara, within a new Santa Clara Recreation and Community Center and George Haines International Aquatic Center.  Within the past month, two events have helped push the project forward:  The Santa Clara City Council approved moving forward with the architectural and design documents and USA Swimming named  the San Jose-Santa Clara, CA
, area earned the No. 1 position as America's Top Swim City for the first time ever, according to a third-annual study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear company Speedo USA.
Meanwhile, ISHOF continues to operate in it's historic location of Fort Lauderdale, while that city determines the future status of its pools.
We survived Hurricane Matthew

The historic ISHOF museum building escaped again.  Hurricane Matthew stayed offshore and we were spared the threat to our collection.  Yes, the museum is still open for business, but it will be closed for annual inventory and display changes from October 17 through November 11th. 

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 its mission for generations to come.

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