In This Issue
Double silver for Alia
Stu Marvin Inducted into Broward Sports Hall of Fame
Recent Visitors
Featured Product at ISHOF's e-store
IMSHOF Honoree Christel Schulz receives Award
Special Membership Offers for Coaches
Save the Date
Fox To Air "Celebrity Splash"
FINA Magazine Online
New Acquisitions
New Publication
Sippy Woodhead
Double Silver For Alia

Representing Jamaica, ISHOF's Director of Special Projects, Alia Atkinson won two silver medals at the FINA World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Dec. 12 - 16.   Alia works for ISHOF and receives support for training through through a bequest established by the family of Hall of Famer, Eleanor Garatti-Saville, Olympic gold and silver medalists in both the 1928 and 1932 Olympic Games. More:

Stu Marvin inducted into Broward Sports Hall of Fame
LtR: Ron O'Brien, Stu Marvin,
Tony Segretto.
Stu Marvin, former manager of the International Hall of Fame Pool Complex was inducted into the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame on November 13, 2012.  Stu is married to ISHOF's honoree/Olympian liaison, Meg Keller-Marvin.

Recent  Visitors

Remembering Charlie Hickcox
Hickcox family
LtR: Ryan, Riley, Charlie's daughter Sharly and baby Cooper Borer.
ISHOF Curator Bob Duenkel with Vaughan Baird, founder of the Canadian Aquatic Hall of Fame and Museum.
British Olympian Jill Slavery stopped by before a cruise. She swam in the ISHOF International meet in 1966.
Featured Product at ISHOF's e-Store
ISHOF's SaferSwimmer receives A+ review from USA Triathlon. Read more:
IMSHOF Honoree Christel Schulz receives IMSHOF Award
2012 IMSHOF Honoree Brigitte Merten presents Christel Schulz with her 2011 Masters Award at the 2012 German National Shortcourse Championship in Freiburg.
Schulz & Merten
Brigitte Merten (L) & Christel Schulz (R).



Dear Friends of ISHOF,

2012 is coming to a close. It was an eventful year for us. To continue our work, we need your help. Please renew your membership and/or make your year end tax deductible gift so we can continue to preserve the past as an inspiration to the future and get good KARMA for doing so. Every dollar makes a difference. Please click here to give online:
Bruce Wigo
The International Swimming Hall of Fame
Special Membership Offers For Coaches
Priceless DVD's  free with Membership. For details, click here:
Save The Date! Remembering 1973 
The 2013 Honoree weekend will be the last in our historic shrine building, as demolition is scheduled to begin next November.  So in addition to our normal Honoree Ceremonies and Grand Prix diving meet, we are planning the most spectacular event in the history of ISHOF to remember 1973,  one of the most important and significant years in the history of world swimming. Please join  us for receptions, reunions and new exhibits celebrating the 1st FINA World Championships and "Friendship Through Sports" exchanges with the People's Republic of China that began in 1973.  
SAVE THE DATES:  MAY 9 - 12, 2013.  

Fox to air "Celebrity Splash"

Greg 2011
Greg Louganis 2011 at ISHOF

The internet is abuzz with news that the newest entry into reality TV will be "Diving with the Stars" featuring 4xOlympian Troy Dumais as host and 2012 Olympic Gold medalist David Boudia and the Legendary diving great Greg Louganis as judges.  What a great promotion for aquatics!  The show is based on a Dutch format, Sterren Springen, which launched successfully earlier this year in the Netherlands and versions are currently in production in France, Germany and Australia.  

Celebrity Splash
Preview of the Celebrity Splash


FINA Magazine Now Online


FINA's official publication, FINA's Aquatics World Magazine is now available in electronic format here. Enjoy the latest articles on the greatest stars of swimming, diving, synchro, open water swimming, water polo and of the Masters movement by downloading this new version of Magazine to your PC, tablet (iPad) or smartphone.

For the printed edition, you can subscribe to the printed edition online at

For more information please contact [email protected]
New Acquisitions
1996 Oly Suit
 1996 Olympic Synchronized Swimsuit on loan from Miho Kawabe (JAP), bronze medalist in the team performance.

From Neil Baily, an Original Mike Peppe diving suit, state of the art up to 1970, a Siliconix electronic stopwatch, and

a Complete set of Aquaforms 8mm films, featuring 20 of the world's best male swimmers of the mid 1970's.  And from an anonymous donor, a 1973 "Mark Spitz" swim suit by ARENA.  


New From ISHOF Publishing:
The Swimming Tradition In African Culture .... Rewriting Swimming History
Alia Atkinson, top row center, sharing history with fans from African and Caribbean nations.
Ft. Lauderdale - The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is proud to announce the publication of "The Swimming Tradition  African Culture," a pamphlet by Dr. Kevin Dawson, Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Read More About It: Click here.
In the News - Sippy Woodhead
Sippy Woodhead with former ISHOF and United States Olympic Committee President.