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ISHOF Museum One Step Closer To Getting New Buildings
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 22, 2021— The Fort Lauderdale City Commission voted to accept an unsolicited bid from the Hall of Fame Partners, LLC to replace the front and back International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) museum buildings. The proposal was accepted and will be revisited again after 21 days to allow additional competitive bids to be presented. The new building will complement the $45 million renovation of the aquatic center which is scheduled to be completed in the Fall (2021). The ISHOF main museum was constructed in the 1960s and has exceeded its life expectancy. The swimmer man statue will be refurbished ...
@SwimXps International #Swimming Hall of Fame, a step closer to a new facility...
  
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Dawn Fraser’s Heartfelt Tribute To Legendary Swim Coach Harry Gallagher Who Passed Away Today Aged 96
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Jan. 21, 2021— Legendary Australian Olympic swim coach Harry Gallagher OAM – the mastermind behind Aussie swimming greats Dawn Fraser and Jon Henricks – passed away peacefully early today on the Gold Coast. “The Crafty Fox” as he was fondly known around the pool decks throughout his colourful 96 years was surrounded by his family and his greatest protégé in four-time Olympic champion Fraser who drove from the Sunshine Coast last night to say her final fond farewells to “Mr Gallagher.” ALWAYS MR GALLAGHER: Another legend leaves the pool deck. Legendary swim coach Harry Gallagher with “His Dawn” on t ...
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As 2021 Opens Its Eyes, A Renewed Call For Craig Beardsley to Receive Hall of Fame Honors
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 10, 2021— In these early days of 2021, we renew our call for Craig Beardsley to receive induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Upon the next vote by the ISHOF selection committee, it is hoped that Beardsley will get a long look and earn his rightful place among the greats in the history of the sport. And until that day arrives, arguments for this proper decision will continue. His contemporaries received their due. Rowdy Gaines . Tracy Caulkins . Mary T. Meagher . Their inductions into the International Swimming Hall of Fame arrived at different points in the 1990s, celebratio ...
@SwimXps Craig Beardley should earn #swimming Hall of Fame honors ...
  
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Bill Yorzyk, the first Olympic champion in butterfly, dies aged 87
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Sept. 6, 2020— A former world record holder most noted for becoming the first swimmer to win Olympic gold in butterfly has died.
@SwimXps RIP Bill Yorzyk #swimming #butterfly
  
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Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Furniss Awake, Communicating After Heart Attack
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April 3, 2020— Olympic gold medalist Bruce Furniss is awake and communicating after being put in a medically induced coma due to a major heart attack last Sunday. The 62-year-old Furniss won individual gold in the 200 free and a relay gold in the 800 free relay at the 1976 Olympic Games. In his career, he broke 10 world records and 19 American records, and won 11 AAU national titles and six NCAA event titles at USC. All of this came in the context of dealing with a debilitating arthritic condition in his back called ankylosing spondylitis that left him unable to even stand. According to a page set ...
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Bruce Furniss Hospitalized after Severe Heart Attack
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April 1, 2020— Olympic gold medalist and swimming hall of famer Bruce Furniss has been hospitalized after suffering a severe heart attack Monday, according to his family. Furniss remains in intensive care in his native California. His family has set up an account via Caring Bridge to offer updates on his condition and share support with loved ones. Furniss’ family also released a statement: At the 1976 Olympics, Furniss, 62, won gold in the 200 freestyle in a world-record 1:50.29 to lead an American podium sweep. He joined Mike Bruner, John Naber and Jim Montgomery to set a world record and win gol ...
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Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Furniss Hopsitalized After "Major Heart Attack"
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April 1, 2020— Two-time Olympic gold medalist Bruce Furniss has been hospitalized after suffering a major heart attack.a The 62-year old Furniss won individual gold in the 200 free and a relay gold in the 800 free relay at the 1976 Olympic Games. In his career, he broke 10 World Records and 19 American Records, and won 11 AAU national titles and 6 NCAA event titles at USC. All of this came among the context of dealing with a debilitating arthritic condition in his back called ankylosing spondylitis that left him unable to even stand. According to a page set up to track his status, Furniss suffered ...
@SwimXps Bruce Furniss "Major Heart Attack"
  
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Helsinki gold medallist John Davies passes away peacefully in Pasadena, aged 90
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March 30, 2020— Ironically it was a judge who overrode the time-keepers to deny Sydney boy John Davies of an Olympic bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke at the 1948 Games in London. Davies first won a NSW swimming championship in 1946 at the old Manly Baths – destroyed by the storms of 1974 – and was discovered and mentored by the legendary coach Forbes Carlile after winning the Australian Championship in Adelaide in 1947. Davies was part of the original “guinea pigs” of Australia’s genius sports scientist Professor Frank Cotton, under Carlile’s swimming spell. Between them the combination of Carl ...
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1952 Olympic Champion, U.S. District Court Judge, John Davies Dies at 90
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March 29, 2020— John Davies , a legendary Australian Olympic champion, passed away at the age of 90 on Wednesday, March 25th in Pasadena, California. During his career, Davies was one of the early pioneers in butterfly-breaststroke, which is now the modern-day butterfly. In addition to a 1952 Olympic gold medal, while competing at the University of Michigan from 1948-1952, Davies earned 4 AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) and 2 NCAA individual breaststroke titles. At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, representing Australia, Davies participated in the 200-meter breaststroke, yet had adopted the experimental “bu ...
@SwimXps Early pioneer of the buttterfly-breaststroke, John Davies passes.
  
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Australian Olympic swimming legend Davies passes away age 90
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March 29, 2020— Tributes have been paid to Helsinki 1952 Olympic swimming champion John Davies, who has passed away age 90.
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International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Postponed Until Fall of 2020
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 20, 2020— The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Weekend has been postponed to the fall of this year (2020) due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A tentative date of October 2nd and 3rd has been selected pending the availability of honorees, award winners, and successful negotiations with Marriott and sponsors. At this point, our Masters of Ceremonies – Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer – have reaffirmed their intent to remain co-emcees for the event. Brenden Hansen has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the ...
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ISHOF Induction On Schedule; Fort Lauderdale Mayor Says No Event Cancellations
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 7, 2020 LAUDERDALE, FL— The mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dean Trantalis , announced in a press conference on Friday that the city has no plans to cancel any events due to the coronavirus outbreak, including the upcoming induction ceremony.
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Bill Sweetenham Calls On World Swimming To Rise Up And Banish FINA’s Leadership
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 4, 2020— Bill Sweetenham, International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Coach and mentor to generations of champions and coach leader, has called on the worldwide swimming community to rise up and overthrow FINA and the man at the helm of the international federation as its director since 1986, Cornel Marculescu, in the wake of Sun Yang‘s eight-year ban.
@SwimXps It's a nice thought, but very unlikely #swimming #FINA
  
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Australian butterflier, Jon Sieben to be Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as part of Class of 2020 - Swimming World News
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Jan. 23, 2020— Australian gold-medalist Jon Sieben will be a part of the International Swimming Hall of Fame's 2020 induction class in April.
@SwimXps Congrats: Jon Sieben will be inducted into the International #Swimming Hall of Fame
  
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Alfred Nakache Posthumously Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (VIDEO) - Swimming World News
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June 2, 2019— Alfred Nakache was posthumously inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an honor pioneer. His family was on hand to accept the award.
  
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Irvine Olympian Jason Lezak to be inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame this weekend
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May 16, 2019— The four-time Olympian will be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame this weekend.
  
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Marcy MacDonald to be inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame - Hartford Courant
Jan. 29, 2019— Andover's Marcy MacDonald, who holds the American record for English Channel swim crossings, will be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale in May.
  
Call for nominations: 2019 Annual Paragon Awards at the International Swimming Hall of Fame - Swimming World News
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Nov. 20, 2018— ISHOF calls for nominations for the 2019 Paragon Awards for contributions and leadership in swimming and aquatic sports
  
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International Swimming Hall of Fame Welcomes Brandi West As Executive Assistant - Swimming World News
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Nov. 14, 2018— The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) welcomes Brandi West as an assistant to the executive staff.
  
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The International Swimming Hall of Fame Is Accepting Nominations For 2019 Inductees - Swimming World News
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Oct. 12, 2018— Fort Lauderdale, Florida: — The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is accepting nominations for the 2019 class of inductees, which honors individuals who have achieved tremendous success in the
@SwimXps International #Swimming Hall of Fame is now accepting #nominations
  

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