International Swimming Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Induction Class and Annual Ceremony

International Swimming Hall of Fame

International Swimming Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Induction Class and 55th Annual Ceremony!

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Ceremony is shaping up to be a star-studded weekend with multiple events spread out over three days in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Make your plans now to attend the weekend of May 17-19, 2019!  ISHOF Members can purchase the Weekend Package and Save!

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees include Swimmers: Jason Lezak (USA), Otylia Jedrzejczak (POL), Stephanie Rice (AUS), Britta Steffen (GER); Diver: Li Ting (CHN); Water Polo Player: Alessandro Campagna (ITA); Coach: Boris Popov (RUS);  Synchronized Swimmer: Olga Sedakova (RUS); Open Water Swimmer: Marcy MacDonald (USA); Contributor: Dr. Ferenc Salamon (HUN); and Pioneer: Alfred Nakache* (FRA).   

ISHOF will also present the 2019 Gold Medallion Award to Dr. Joseph B. MacInnis.

Reserve your hotel rooms and purchase your tickets today! (See more details below including other hotel options.)

The 24th Annual Paragon Awards will presented on Friday, May 17.  Sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Systems, the Paragon Awards are presented annually to individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions to aquatics in six categories.

2019 Paragon Award Recipients:

  • Competitive Swimming:  Greg Eggert
  • Water Polo:  Don Holbrook
  • Competitive Diving: Bill Farrar
  • Synchronized Swimming: Igor Kartashov
  • Aquatic Safety: Peter Davis
  • Recreational Swimming:  Carvin DiGiovanni


The Weekend Lineup

Friday, May 17th — Paragon & ISHOF Awards Night

Saturday, May 18th — Honoree Induction Day

12-1:30 PM Luncheon ISHOF Museum – Guest Speaker – Joe MacInnis

Official 55th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

VIP Reception 6:00 PMInduction Ceremony 7:00 –10:00 PM at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa

Sunday, May 19th — Swim Across America



  • Host Hotel: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

    Four and a half star upscale retreat with private beach access, two pools, four restaurants, full service spa and oceanside bar. Location
    of the Saturday evening induction ceremony. ¼ mile south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

    • 440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733
    • Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $169 per night
    • Please call 954 524-8733 and mention Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree Ceremony for the special Rate of $169.
For more hotel or ticket Information contact Meg Keller-Marvin / 570-594-4367

* Deceased


  1. avatar

    I’ll try to go……
    Is there a Diving Grand Prix schedule for this year ?

    • avatar
      Brent Rutemiller

      No Diving Grand Prix this year… We do have hopes after the facility is renovated after October 2020.