American Breaststroker Brendan Hansen Heading For International Swimming Hall of Fam Class of 2020

Brendan Hansen

Brendan Hansen is a six-time Olympic medalist, and also a former world record-holder in both the 100 and 200m breaststroke events (long course).

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Brendan Hansen post-race Photo Courtesy: Brendan Hansen

He has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the Olympic Games, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships.  Hansen swam for ISHOF Coach Eddie Reese at the University of Texas, 2001-2005, where he was a 16-time All-American and won 14 NCAA National Championships.

Brendan Hansen and Will Licon

Brendan Hansen and Will Licon at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta. Photo Courtesy: NCAA

After his third Olympiad, at the conclusion of the 2012 Olympic Games, Hansen decided that it would be his final meet, retiring from the sport of swimming.

Brendan Hansen and Sean Hansen

Brendan Hansen with older brother Sean Photo Courtesy: Brendan Hansen

Come and meet Hansen in person and hear his incredible life story at the ISHOF Induction dinner on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Become an ISHOF Legacy Member and attend the ISHOF Induction Dinner for FREE. Can’t attend the event? Please consider donating to ISHOF, support Hansen and our other inspirational Honorees.

More about Brendan Hansen:

Hansen married college girlfriend and former swimmer, Martha Gueleke, and they have three little girls.  They continue to reside in Austin and he currently works for USA Swimming as the Director of Team Services.

About the International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend:

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Ceremony is shaping up to be a star-studded weekend with multiple events spread out over two days in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Make your plans now to attend the weekend of April 24-25, 2020!  ISHOF Members can purchase the Complete Weekend Package (see below) and save! (Get info on membership here.) Can’t attend the event? Donate to ISHOF to support our honorees.

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

HONOR SWIMMERS: Brendan Hansen (USA), Michael Klim (AUS), Jon Sieben (AUS), Rebecca Soni (USA), and Daichi Suzuki (JPN)

HONOR DIVER: Matthew Mitcham (AUS)

HONOR SYNCHRONIZED (ARTISTIC) SWIMMER: Elvira Khasyanova (RUS)

HONOR WATER POLO: Mirko Vicevic (YUG)

HONOR OPEN WATER SWIMMER: Marilyn Bell (CAN)

HONOR COACH: Ursula Carlile (AUS) and David Marsh (USA)

HONOR CONTRIBUTOR: Bob Duenkel*(USA) and Peter Hurzeler (SUI)

In addition to the Class of 2020, two Honorees from the Class of 2019, who were unable to attend last year, will be present to be inducted. Honor Swimmer: Otylia Jedrzejczak (POL) and Honor Diver: Li Ting (CHN).

Get more information about this year’s induction class here and more information about Otylia Jedrzejczak and Li Ting.

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The Induction Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 24, 2020

Paragon & ISHOF Awards Night

  • 5:30 PM Cocktails
  • 6:30 PM ISHOF and Paragon Awards

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Honoree Induction Day Luncheon

  • 12-1:30 PM Luncheon

Official 56th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

  • 6:00 PM VIP Reception
  • 7:00 –10:00 PM Induction Ceremony

 

Ticket Information

*See all ticket options here.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Host Hotel: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

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.

3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 525-4000

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $279 per night

Book your group rate for International Swimming Hall of Fame

NOTE: RESORT FEE IS INCLUDED in the $279 rate

 

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night

Book your hotel through the group rate for IHSOF Honoree Ceremony

Questions: contact Meg Keller-Marvin at meg@ishof.org or 570-594-4367

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