August 2014

Safer Swimmer
FINA Magazine online
Parting Shot
ISHOF Announces 2014 IMSHOF
2014 Global Open Water Conference
Remember Them
Lyle Draves celebrates 100th Birthday
Happy Birthday!
Safer Swimmer @ Lucky's Lake Swim

Founded in 1989, Lucky's Lake Swim is a daily 1 kilometer open water swim started by Lucky Meisenheimer at his home in Orlando, Florida. The no charge swim has achieved a cult status amongst open water swimmers and triathletes. Thousands have completed the swim.  In the video below, Lucky encourages every swimmer to use the SaferSwimmer.

Safer Swimmer Buoy at Lucky's Lake Swim Open Water Swim
Safer Swimmer Buoy at Lucky's Lake Swim Open Water Swim

Please also visit Lucky's Lake website for more info: 



Pictured are special-needs couple Fred Behm and Katherine Crouch Behm of Grand Rapids, MI. Both were Special Olympians.


Water Polo great Osvaldo Codaro (ARG), 1951 Pan

American gold medalist, visited ISHOF with his wife and two daughters. Read more about his visit:


Osvaldo finds his record as twice Pan American Games champion in the Hall of Fame. Osvaldo is on our 2015 Ballot, nominated for induction into ISHOF. 

FINA Magazine online 

Thanks to FINA's new online publication, the Aquatics World Magazine is now available to 1.6 million online readers  six times a year on a free of charge, digital basis. 

In their fourth edition of the year, you will find the wrap-up of the road from Doha to Doha, a piece on the development of high diving, among other very popular columns, such as One Star, One Discipline, Family News, etc. To enjoy the magazine's latest issueclick here:    

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ISHOF's youngest Member Jack is proudly wearing his first Hall of Fame T-Shirt.  Jack is ISHOF's Marcia Meiners adorable grandson.

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ISHOF Announces 2014 International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Inductees

FORT LAUDERDALE - The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is proud to announce its class of 2014.  The group of seven outstanding individuals will be inducted at the annual ceremony to be held Friday evening, September 19th, in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports Convention. The prestigious IMSHOF class of 2014 includes four swimmers, one diver, one water polo player and one contributor from four different countries:  the USA, Australia, South Africa and Croatia. The inductees are:

PAM HUTCHINGS (AUS) - Masters Swimmer 

JEAN TROY (USA) - Masters Swimmer 

David Guthrie & Tim Shead  2014 Masters Swimmers 

DAVID GUTHRIE (USA) - Masters Swimmer

TIM SHEAD (RSA/USA) - Masters Swimmer 

JENNIFER MANGUM (USA)  - Masters Diver

RADOVAN MISKOV (CRO) - Masters Water Polo


Masters Contributor 


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2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference and Special ISHOF Marathon Swimming Induction in Scotland
The International Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame will honor the 2014 ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmers, IMSHOF Honor Swimmers and Honor Administrators at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Scotland on September 19-21. Held in the beautiful Mount Stuart Castle on the Isle of Bute, the ISHOF and IMSHOF ceremonies will be held in conjunction with presentations by open water swimming luminaries  and the annual WOWSA Awards as well as swims in St Ninian's Bay. 

The International Swimming Fall of Fame authorized a special ceremony to honor the following

eight truly great Open Water Swimmers, Pioneers and
Contributors: Sandra Bucha (USA), Jon Erikson
(USA), Judith van Berkel deNijs (NED), Claudio Plit (ARG), David Yudovin (USA) (pictured on R), Dale Petranech (USA), Mercedes Gleitze (GBR) and George Young (CAN).

Other Awards will include Melissa Cunningham (AUS) for the Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award, Sandra Bucha (USA), Elizabeth Fry (USA), and Vojislav Mijić (SRB) as IMSHOF Honor Swimmers, James Anderson (USA) and Dr. Jane Katz (USA) as IMSHOF Honor Administrators, Indonesian Swimming Federation Open Water Committee (INA) as an IMSHOF Honor Organisation, Pádraig Mallon (IRE) as the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, Olga Kozydub (RUS) as the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, the Bering Strait Swim as the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the International Ice Swimming Association as the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.


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Remember Them

Jon Erikson
Open water swimmer Jon Erikson , who was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame on June 14, has passed away suddenly on July 28, 2014. The cause of his death is still unknown. He was just 60 years old.

Bill Mulliken
Bill Mulliken was a little-known college swimmer who outpaced national champions and the world-record holder in the 200-meter
breaststroke. He went on to win gold in the 1960 Olympic Games. He died on July 17th, in Chicago at age 74. He died after having a stroke, his wife, Lorna Filippini-Mulliken, said. More:

Helen Johns 
Helen Johns, a 1932 Olympic champion died on July 23, 2014, just shy of her 100th birthday. At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Johns represented the United States at the age of 17. She won a gold medal in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay with U.S. teammates Eleanor GarattiHelene Madison and  Josephine McKim. In 1996 Johns carried the Olympic torch for a stretch in the Olympic torch relay for the 1996 Summer OlympicsMore:

Paul Hutinger
Masters Swimmer Paul Hutinger passed away on July 17, 2014. He got

inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame in 2004. Paul also was the 1977 recipient of the Capt. Ransom J. Arthur, MD award, which is USMS's highest honor. 


Hermine Hoffman

Fort Lauderdale resident Hermine Hoffman passed away on June 4, 2014. She was 97 years old. Hermine was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Hoffman, ISHOF Contributor and founding member of the Board of Directors. 

Lyle Draves celebrates 100th Birthday
Organized by his children in Folsom California, the party was attended by 100 friends, family and  divers from around the USA. Pictured: Lyle Draves with grandchildren at his 100th year birthday party.  Lyle coached Olympic diving medalists at every Olympic Games from 1948 to 1972, including his wife, Hall of Famer Vicki Manolo Draves.
Happy Birthday from all of us at ISHOF
ISHOF's Gold Medallion and
Honor Swimmer Adolph Kiefer celebrated his 96th Birthday on June 27, 2014.  

ISHOF Honor Diver Sammy Lee will celebrate his 94th birthday on August 1, 2014.