Two-Time Olympic Medalist Bob Bennett Stops By The Swimming Hall of Fame – Video

Swimming Hall of Fame

FORT LAUDERDALE – Two time Olympic bronze medalist Bob Bennet, a star at USC, stopped by the Hall of Fame along with his Trojan teammate John Poe. Bob was one of the great backstrokers of the early 1960’s and set the world record in the 100m backstroke in 1961.

Listen to Their Impressions of the International Swimming Hall of Fame

The International Swimming Hall of Fame will be leaving Fort Lauderdale at the end of this year. 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.

Photo Courtesy: ISHOF
Photo Courtesy: ISHOF
Photo Courtesy: ISHOF
Photo Courtesy: ISHOF