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Swimming Hall of Fame to Induct 12 Tomorrow -- May 9, 2002

By Phillip Whitten

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida, may 9. THE International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will induct twelve aquatic superstars into the Hall at its annual Honors Recognition ceremony, tomorrow and Saturday, in Fort Lauderdale

Heading up the class of 2002 are swimmers Jill Sterkel and Summer Sanders and coach Eddie Reese. This year's honorees:

Swimmers:
IGOR POLIANSKY (Russia)
Backstroker who set four world records, won Olympic gold and bronze medals (1988)

SUMMER SANDERS (USA)
Olympic gold, silver, bronze medalist (1992); World Championship gold medalist, in butterfly and individual medley

JILL STERKEL (USA)
Four-time Olympian (1976, '80, '84' and '88). A sprint freestylewr who won Olympic gold and bronze medals

MEL STEWART (USA)
World record-holder in the 200m butterfly, a 1992 Olympic gold and bronze medalist and World Championships gold medalist


Coach:
EDDIE REESE (USA)
Four-time Olympic Games coach; World Championships coach


Water Polo player
TERRY SCHROEDER (USA)
Four Olympic teams; twice named "World Player of the Year"


Other Categories
PATTY ELSENER (USA)
Olympic silver and bronze medalist in platform and springboard dIVING

Tom Gompf (USA)
Honor Contribuor

PEG HOGAN (USA)
Masters synchronized swimmer

GEORG ZACHARIAS (GER)
Pioneer. Olympic gold medalist (440 yd. breaststroke, 1904), set two world records.

Winner of the Gold Medallion Award is Richard W. Pound (CAN), a former Vice-President of the IOC and a 1960 Olympian.