October/November 2014

ISHOF in Brazil
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2014 Special SHOF Induction
2014 IMSHOF Induction
New Aquisitions
ISHOF Says Goodbye
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ISHOF In Brazil

Luciana DeMichelli and Cesar Gomez of Brazil's Globo TV interview ISHOF's CEO, Bruce Wigo.  Globo creates and produces the most popular Tv show in Brazilian television and exports its productions to more than 130 countries worldwide. During primetime Globo TV network has a 55% market share, reaching 140 million Brazilians. It's signal reaches 98.44% of the country's territory, through its 113 affiliates.


ISHOF's CEO Wigo recently visited the People's Republic of China and met with representatives of the China Sports Museum, Chinese Swimming Association, and many of the legendary figures of China's swimming and diving history, including 2014 Honorees, Mu Xiangxiong and Chi Lieh Yung.  

With Mu Xiangxiong and Chinese legends in Beijing
With Chi Lieh Yung and more great swimmers in Hong Kong.


In Beijing, Wigo was hosted by Coach Du Zheng and the families of the Beijing Youth Diving Team. Coach Du and five of the girls were part of an exchange program to visit ISHOF in 2013 to promote the idea of "Friendship Through Sports."


Sam Hall 
Samuel "Sam" Hall, American Olympic silver medalist died on August 11, 2014. He was 77 years old.
In his college years, Hall was a member of the diving team at the Ohio State University. He was the NCAA champion in one-meter diving in 1960 and in three-meter diving in 1959 and 1960. He also won a silver medal for diving in the 1960 Summer OlympicsIn 1965, Hall served in the Ohio House of Representatives. During his last years he resided in Florida, working in real estate.

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2014 Special ISHOF Induction of Six Marathon Swimmers in Scotland
In a special Induction Ceremony on the Isle of Bute (Scotland), the International Swimming Hall of Fame honored Six Open Water Swimmers at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference on September 20, 2014. The six truly great Open Water Swimmers, Pioneers and Contributors inducted were: 
Judith van Berkel deNijs (NED), Claudio Plit (ARG), David Yudovin (USA), Dale Petranech (USA), Mercedes Gleitze (GBR) and George Young (CAN).
LtR: Forrest Nelson accepting for George Young, Doloranda Pembers, accepting for her mom Mercedes Gleitze, Dale Petranech, David Yudovin, Shelley Taylor-Smith accepting for Claudio Plit.
Other Awards included 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.

2014 International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Induction
The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) inducted seven outstanding individuals on Friday, 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 in attendence were:

LtR: David Guthrie (USA), Tim Shead (RSA/USA) Masters Swimmers, Jennifer Mangum (USA) Masters Diver, Jean Troy (USA) Masters Swimmer, Ted Witte (USA) Masters Contributor and Radovan Miskov (CRO) Masters Water Polo Player. The seventh honoree, Pam Hutching from Australia wasn't able to attend the ceremony. 

New Aquisition
Last month, Susanne Reibel-Oberle, Masters Swimmer from Germany, toured ISHOF and mentioned that she had the 1972 mascot Waldi at her home. Susanne was kind enough to send us Waldi for our museum and we are more than happy to welcome Waldi and add him to our 1972 Olympic Games and Mascot Collection. Thank you, Susanne!
Waldi in his new home with other memorabilia from the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.
ISHOF Says Goodbye to Marcia Meiners
ISHOF's staff is sad to see Marcia go, but we thank her for being a part of the ISHOF family for 5 years and wish her all the best for the new chapter in her life.

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Bruce Wigo

President/ CEO 

The International Swimming Hall of Fame