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 Vol. 2/ Issue 4                                                 May/ June 2009
:: Richard Quick dies at 66
:: BAMM! is back!
:: 2012 VIP London
:: Mayor Jack Seiler
:: Family Fun Day
:: Splash!
:: 2009 Paragon and ISHOF Awards
:: Visitors to ISHOF
:: New Exhibits
:: Beauty on the Beach

SAVE THE DATE- ISHOF Induction Ceremony - September 12, 2009

adakokCome back to Fort Lauderdale for the 2009 Induction Ceremony, September 12, 2009 at the Marriot Harbor Beach Hotel. The Master of Ceremony is Rowdy Gaines. Call 954 462-6536 for ticket information or visit For the list of this year's inductees, see:
Former U.S. Olympic coach Richard Quick dies at 66
Richard Quick died on Wednesday, June 10th 2009, after a six-month battle with brain cancer. Quick was Richard Quickdiagnosed with an inoperable tumour in December last year. Auburn University, where he was recently employed as head coach, released a statement. "We are tremendously saddened by the passing of Richard Quick, who is one of the finest individuals that I've ever known," Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs said in a statement.
      Richard, who served as coach on the U.S. team at six Olympics, between 1984 and 2004, was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2000. He coached some of the most successful U.S. swimmers of the last 25 years including Jenny Thompson, Janet Evans, Rowdy Gaines, Summer Sanders, Dara Torres and Misty Hyman.
BAMM - Broward Attractions and Museums Month
June 1 - 30, 2009

BammBAMM is Back! During the month of June anyone with a membership to the ISHOF can enjoy free admission to any one of the 17 participating cultural organizations in Broward County and surrounding areas. "Join one, experience them all." More Info:

2012 VIP London
Business Reception
The 5th Annuual Business Reception kicked off this year's USA-AT&T Grand Prix Diving Competition on May 7th.
receptionEntitled London 2012, the event was co-hosted with the British American Chamber of Commerce, with many of their members attending the event for the first time. Business people from South Florida, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and Public Officials from Broward County networked and socialized while watching Olympic divers compete in the Men's Synchro Diving Finals.  After the meet, all teams from 18 countries, including many divers from the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, China, were introduced to the attendees in a Parade of Countries and stayed to mingle with the crowd.  It was a wonderful event that brought world-class athletes and the business community together for an unforgettable evening.  
New City Commission in Ft. Lauderdale 

Recent elections bode well for re-establishing ISHOF's relationship with the with City of Ft. Lauderdale.
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Photo:  ISHOF's new Mayor, Jack Seiler on a recent visit to the Hall.
Family Fun Day
May 2, 2009 

Visitors get to try on Bruce famfun2Furniss's Olympic Gold Medal (1976 World Record Setting 4 x 200 meter Freestyle Relay)

Splash Photagraphy! The Art of Swimming
heinzthetouchOne of the features of the exhibition is a life-size image of Michael Phelps famous come from behind victory in the 100 meter butterfly at the Beijing Olympic Games.  Photographed by legendary Sports Illustrated photographer, Heinz Kluetmeier, the image greets visitors to the Hall of Fame as they enter the building. "Find out more..."
Splash is also featured in the online edition of Estmagazine:
2009 Paragon & ISHOF Awards
paragon & ISHOF AwardsThe annual Paragon and ISHOF Awards Night honored ten unsung heroes of the aquatic world.  "These are the people who make the achievements of great swimmers, teachers and lifesavers possible, said ISHOF President/CEO Bruce Wigo.  "They are the unsung heroes of aquatics and we are proud and honored to recognize them."  This years Paragon Award recipients are:
Comp. Swimming - Carol Zaleski (USA)
Comp. Diving  -  Jason Simpson (USA)
Comp. Synch. Sw. - Rose Cody (PUR)
Comp. WP - Bartolo Consolo (SWI)
Water Safety -  Stathis Avramidis (GRE)
Recreational Sw. -  Leland Yarger (USA)
ISHOF Award Recipients included:
V. Hunt Neuman Aw.: Dr. F. Freedman (GBR);
B. Dawson Author's Award:B. Dawson Author's Award: B. Kerper
Duraflex Int. Award: Mexican Sw. Fed.
Visitors to ISHOF
Among the recent visitors to the Hall of Fame were honor coach Dave Robertson and 1984 Olympic Gold medallist and honor swimmer Jesse Vasallo. Vasallo recently joined the staff of the Fort adakokLauderdale Aquatics swim team & will be a regular on deck at the Hall of Fame pool.         
New Exhibits
Priceless Oil Paintings on Exhibit
oil paintingsA member
recently loaned a collection of "replica" oil paintings with a swimming theme.  The originals would cost millions and are housed in some of the world's most famous museums.  But now you can see these works by Picasso, Cezanne, Gaughan, Seurat at the Swimming Hall of Fame museum. More....
Beauty on the Beach
Open at the Wolfsonian FIU
July 10th - October 11, 2009
Beauty on the beach is a Centennial Cellebration of Swimwear, a retrospective look at swimwear design and Sun Stroke Stimulus, an installation with focuses on contemporary bathing culture. Read on: 
The Wolfsonian offers all ISHOF members a special 1for2 Admission for their members' only preview night on July 9th, 2009 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. For more information, call 954 462 6536.
Your membership to the International Swimming Hall of Fame supports the one organization in the world dedicated to preserving the history of Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming and Water Polo - and promoting the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life and the water safety for children! Please, join us as a member today! Click here:  
Bruce Wigo
The International Swimming Hall of Fame