Class of 2012 IMSHOF
ISHOF @ Trials


Mary Wayte Bradburne, Cisco Communication Manager,  Oly.

Champion and former ISHOF employee, looks back on her great career.


ISHOF Helps Raise Over $20K to Aid Tsunami Victims

Local Fort Lauderdale swim coach, Nobutaka Tan delivers a
Nobu Sano
check from the International Swimming Hall of Fame to Japan Swimming Federation President, Kazuo Sano, while coach tan was visiting relatives in Tokyo.  


Ann Curtis Cuneo, Ann Curtispassed on June 26th at her home in San Rafael, California. She was 86. Ann was one of the best-known female athletes of her time and was the first woman and first swimmer to win the Sullivan Award as the nation's best amateur athlete in 1944.  More:


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June/July 2012
Class of 2012 IMSHOF Honorees Announced

FORT LAUDERDALE:  The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is proud to announce its class of inductees for 2012. The group of seven outstanding individuals will be inducted at the annual ceremony to be held Friday evening, September 14th, at the Sheraton at Four Seasons, in Greensboro, North Carolina, in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports Convention.

The prestigious IMSHOF class of 2012 includes four swimmers (Carolyn Boak, Brigitte Merten, Tim Birnie and Paul Krup), two divers (Frederick Fox & Raisa Gorochovskaya) and one contributor (Mel Goldstein) from three different countries: the USA, Germany and Russia. Read more:


ISHOF Exhibits at US Olympic Trials
At this year's US Olympic Swimming Trials ISHOF partnered with USA Swimming, Phillips66, BMW and the USA Swimming Foundation to take historical artifacts from the ISHOF museum to the USA Olympic Swimming Trials.  The feature of ISHOF's exhibits was an exhibition of Olympic medals from every Olympic Games in which the USA won medals, from 1904 through 2008.  Thanks to all who loaned us their medals for this unique, first of its kind exhibit, including gold medalists Bob Clotworthy, Lynn Burke, Donna deVarona, Debbie Meyer, Dave Edgar, John Naber, Don Gambril (1980 Congressional medal), Rowdy Gaines, Greg Louganis, Jenny Thompson, Natalie Coughlin, Aaron Peirsol and Ryan Lochte.  The medals were fully insured by ISHOF and USA Swimming and the exhibit was protected by security guards throughout the trials. Click here for a video.



Recently, ISHOF received a letter from an individual who took a strong objection to ISHOF's down-grading of Mark Spitz's performance at the 1972 Munich Games from the "World's Greatest Olympic Performance" to the "2nd" Greatest. 

2nd greatest?"At the time we did this," says ISHOF CEO Bruce Wigo, "it seemed obvious.  Michael had just broken Mark's record of seven gold medals in a single Olympic Games. But it's possible we may have reacted too soon. More:

Cecil Colwin  passes away 

ISHOF 1993 Honor Contributor Cecil Colwin has passed awayC Colwin

at the age of 85. "Cecil was a great friend of the International Swimming Hall of Fame," says Bob Duenkel, ISHOF's Executive Director and Curator.  "He had a great love for swimming & an intellectual passion for learning about all aspects of the sport and sharing his knowledge with others. He was a great man, a great friend of swimming & will be missed." To learn more, click here:
Jack and Jill
75 Preschoolers and future water polo players from Broward's Jack & Jill Childrens Center viewed exhibitions of swimming and diving in addition to touring the museum.

Preserving the history of swimming and inspiring everyone to be a safer and faster swimmer is our mission - but we cannot do this without your help. To our members - a big thank you! To all others please consider helping us promote swimming by joining us as a member. 

Bruce Wigo
Chief Executive Officer
International Swimming Hall of Fame