Artist Rendition of Proposed ISHOF Santa Clara Swim Center

SANTA CLARA – Swimming World obtained photos of the proposed Santa Clara Swim Center, future home of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The city of Santa Clara hopes to build a new 3-acre International Swim Center on the other side of Central Park from its current aquatics facility that would eventually house the 7,500-square-foot Hall of Fame.

According to Bruce Wigo, Executive Director for the International Hall of Fame, the overarching factors that would make a successful marriage between Santa Clara and ISHOF are definitely in place. The new mecca of Swimming would be Santa Clara.

Centerpiece of the complex would be an Aquatic Theater, where fans would be on top of the action in the pool. Think more of courtside seats at a basketball game, less of the current standard pool setup of the fans being pushed well away from the pool.

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3 Comments

3 comments

  1. avatar
    Jennifer Wylie Floyd

    What a beautiful new facility for my old swim club: SCSC. What an incredible way to honor our beloved coach, George Haines, who taught us, not just how to be the best we could be in the water, but how to become the best human beings we could after swimming.

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    Kimberly Ma

    Though I’m at college and physically far far away from SCSC right now, I’m there in spirit all the time, AND I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!!

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    Interesting… Lot of great memories at the old site though. Prepared me for a spot on the winning SCSC 1992 4x100yard relay team in Nashville.

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