Dara Torres to Emcee the 2022 International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


FORT LAUDERDALE – The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF), has announced that 12- time Olympic medalist, one of swimming’s most decorated athletes Dara Torres will serve as emcee of  its 2022 induction ceremony, to be held on Saturday, October 15th

The ceremony will celebrate 18 inductees, including international honorees from the Class of 2021, who  were not able to be inducted last year, due to Covid travel restrictions. Featuring some of the most  recognizable names in aquatics spanning multiple eras, the honoree class of 2022 is comprised of record breakers, program icons and innovative trailblazers, contributing unparalleled excellence in aquatic  sports. 

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The Honorees are, Swimmers: Craig Beardsley (USA), Natalie Coughlin (USA), Michael Klim  (AUS), Jon Sieben (AUS), Daichi Suzuki (JPN), Open Water Swimmer: Marilyn Bell (CAN), Diver: Matthew Mitcham (AUS), Water Polo Player: Mirko Vicevic (YUG/MON), Coach: Ursula Carlisle  (AUS), Contributors: Peter Huerzeler (SUI), Carol Zaleski (USA), Masters Swimmers: Doris  Steadman (USA), Edith Bohm (GER), Olga Kokorina (RUS), Shigehisha Sekikawa (JPN), Masters  Artistic Swimmer: Birte Hohlstein (GER), Masters Water Polo: Guenther Wolf (GER), and Masters  Contributor: Dr. Jane Katz (USA) and will take place at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in  Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

“As someone who has been around the water practically my whole life, I know firsthand that the highest  possible honor in our sport is the immortality that is reserved for members of the International Swimming  Hall of Fame,” said Torres. “I’m thrilled to contribute to what will be a historic evening as ISHOF  honors its new inductees.” 

The addition of these eighteen individuals will bring the total number of International Swimming Hall  of Fame members to 787. 

USA Swimming, Pentair, Swim Across America, Skechers, Hard Rock Casino are the among a few of  the evening’s sponsors. 

About the ISHOF 

The International Swimming Hall of Fame & Museum was established in 1965 as a not-for-profit  educational organization in the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was recognized by FINA in 1968.  The mission of ISHOF is to preserve and celebrate aquatic history, to educate the general public about  the importance of swimming as the key to water safety, drowning prevention, better health, a better  quality of life, and to inspire everyone to swim. ISHOFs collection of swimming memorabilia, art,  photos and films, along with archival documents and rare books in the Henning Library, make ISHOF  the premier repository and academic research resource for swimming and aquatic history in the world. 

For media inquiries contact Anne Schmidt at 310-486-0443, or by email anne@ishof.org