May 2012
2012 ISHOF Induction

Class of 2012
Class of 2012: LtR: Marcos Rollan Prada (accepting for Jesus Miguel Rollan Prada), Tan Liang, Jill Sudduth, Chad Hundeby, Eldon Godfrey, Presenter Sammy Lee, Gold Medallion Milton Campbell, Presenter Sonny Tanabe, Domenico Fioravanti, Gustavo Borges.

Gustavo Borges (BRA) - Honor Swimmer -Induction Video & Speech 

Domenico Fioravanti (ITA) - Honor Swimmer - Induction Video &  Speech 

Eldon Godfrey (CAN) - Honor Contributor -Induction Video  & Speech

Chad Hundeby (USA) - Honor Open Water Swimmer - Induction Video

Tian Liang (CHN) - Honor Diver -Induction Video & Speech

Jesus Miguel Rollan Prada (ESP) - Honor Water Polo Player - 
Induction Video and Brother Marco's Speech 

Jill Sudduth (USA) - Honor Synchronized Swimmer -Induction Video & Speech 

Milton Campbell (USA) - Gold Medallion - Induction Video , Speech & Advice to Youth


2012 Paragon and ISHOF Awards
2012 Paragon Awards
2012 Paragon Awards
Safer Swimmer Testimonial
Josh Green credits ISHOF's  Safer Swimmer with Saving his Life.  

Get Safe in the Open Water with ISHOF's Safer Swimmer.

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Keep up with ISHOF's digitization of historic film - you might be in one.  In addition to videos from the 2012 ISHOF Induction, newly posted videos include:

  • From Grantland Rice, possibly the only surviving film of American style Softball Water Polo, filmed at the New York Athletic Club ca. 1926.
  • Highlights of the 1936 Olympic Games.
  • From ABC's Wide World of Sports, the 1963 Women's AAU Indoor National Championships, called by Bill Fleming and featuring the 200 backstroke, 500 freestyle and 200 IM.

And much more, with new films posted weekly.  Subscribe by logging on to youtube and search for "swimming hall of fame channel", click on the ISHOF logo,  then "subscribe". 


Inaugural International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival a Success

symposium book

From small seeds grow great trees.  So it was with the inaugural International Aquatic History and Film Festival, held at the ISHOF in conjunction with our annual Honoree Weekend.  From surveys completed by attendees, the event was a great success and it will become an annual ISHOF event.  You can see the impressive list of presentations and films at  and if you would like to order a copy of the Symposium book ($50 plus 5.95 S & H) or a CD containing PDFs of the presentations ($25 plus $3.95 S & H) you can do so by emailing Bruce Wigo directly at or calling 954-462-6536 ext. 200. 


Check to Support  Swimming Programs  in Tsunami Affected Regions of Japan

Consul General Kawahara (L) and Nobutaka Tan (R)


At ISHOF's Induction, Coach Nobutaka Tan, of south Florida's Heritage Swim Team, presenting a symbolic check to the Miami Consul General for Miami, Eichi Kawahara for $23,000 raised by ISHOF partners Heritage Aquatics of South Florida and the Zenith Aquatic Program of southern California, to support swimming programs in the Tsunami affected regions of Japan.  

Tan (L) with President Sano, in Tokyo





Nobu then traveled to Tokyo where he personally presented a real check for over $10K  to Mr. Kazuo Sano, President of the Japan Swimming Federation.  A representative of the Zenith Aquatic Program of southern California, another ISHOF partner team will personally present Mr. Sano with another check in Tokyo, in June.  



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