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Passages: David Wilkie, British 1976 Olympic Champion, Dies at 70

Passages: David Wilkie, British 1976 Olympic Champion, 70 David Wilkie, a world record setting breaststroker and ISHOF inductee who won gold at the 1976 Olympics, died on May 22. He was 70 years old. His family released a statement, saying: "It is with great sadness that the family of David Wilkie M...

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ISHOF to Induct Dennis Pursley as Honor Coach in Class of 2024

During Dennis Pursley’s coaching career he was a five-time Olympic coach, a recipient of the U.S. Olympic Committee Chair’s Coaching Award, an American Swimming Coaches Association “Coach of The Year” and “Hall of Fame inductee” and was recognized in 2003 as one of the “25 Most Influential People i...

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ISHOF to Honor Alex Blavatnik With Gold Medallion Award

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF), recognized by FINA, now World Aquatics, in 1968 as the International governing body for the Olympic aquatic sports as its official Hall of Fame, is proud to announce that Alex Blavatnik will receive the organization’s highest honor, the Gold Medallion...

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Swimming Canada Names 29 Swimmers to Paris Olympic Team

Swimming Canada Names 29 Swimmers to Paris Olympic Team Swimming Canada concluded its Olympic trials in Toronto this week by naming a 29-member delegation for the Paris Olympics. The squad includes world record holder Summer McIntosh and leading sprinter Josh Liendo as well as reigning Olympic gold ...

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World Aquatics Opens Pool at Record Altitude in Bhutan

World Aquatics Opens Pool at Record Altitude in Bhutan World Aquatics on Wednesday unveiled a new pool at a record altitude of 8,200 feet (2,400 meters) in the country of Bhutan. The pool was funded through the Pools for All Program development initiative launched in 2019. This one happens to be the...

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In First Ever 800 Free, Siobhan Haughey Sets Hong Kong Record

In First Ever 800 Free, Siobhan Haughey Sets Hong Kong Record Siobhan Haughey confirmed she’s in good form Saturday, setting a Hong Kong record in the women’s 800 freestyle in her first official race over that distance. Haughey went 8:39.93 at the Long Course Swimming Invitational Trial at the Hong ...