ISHOF Induction Weekend Tickets on Sale (See Full List of Honorees)

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The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is proud to present the 59th annual Honoree Induction Weekend.

Tickets are now available for purchase for the 59th edition of the International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Come, be part of history and rub elbows with the greatest aquatic athletes in the world!  You just never know who you might run into!

International Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Honor Swimmers:

Lars Frölander (SWE)

Daniel Gyurta (HUN)

Dana Vollmer (USA)

1976 Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Gold Medal Relay Team (USA)

(Includes Shirley Babashoff, Wendy Boglioli, Kim Peyton*, Jill Sterkel)

Honor Divers:

Alexandre Despatie (CAN)

Yulia Pakhalina (RUS)

Wu Minxia (CHN) Honor Diver (2023)

Honor Synchronized/Artistic Swimmer:

Virginie Dedieu (FRA)

Honor Water Polo Players:

Carmela “Lilli” Allucci (ITA)

Vladimir Akimov* (USSR)

Honor Coach:

Dennis “Denny” Pursley (USA)

Honor Contributor:

Dale Neuburger (USA)

2024 ISHOF Gold Medallion Award:

Alex Blavatnik (URS/USA)

Honor Masters Swimmers

Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Glen Christiansen (SWE)

Clary Munns (AUS)

Tom Wolf (USA)

Honor Masters Diver

Tarja Liljeström (FIN)

Honor Masters Artistic Swimmer

Lizzi Jakobsen* (USA)

Honor Water Polo Player

Jose Luis Gomez (ESP)

Honor Contributor

Nadine Day (USA)


2024 ISHOF Specialty Awards

Buck Dawson Author’s Award Ian Hugh McAllister (GBR)Lost Olympics: The Hilda James Story

Every Child A Swimmer Award: Dominic Calabro  (USA)

Virginia Hunt Newman Award: Sandra Rossi Madormo  (BRA)

John K. Williams, Jr. International Adapted Aquatics Award: Rodna Metz Bordner  (USA)

Al Schoenfield Media Award: Peter Diamond (USA)

(to be presented Sat. night)

2024 ISHOF Aquatic Awards presented by AquaCal

Competitive Swimming:  Jay Thomas (USA)

Water Polo:  Pedro and Cristiana Pinciroli (BRA)

Competitive Diving: Sheilagh Boudia (USA)

Synchronized Swimming: Sandra Roberts (CAN)

Aquatic Safety:  Chris and Jenny McCuiston (USA)

Recreational Swimming:  Beth Root (USA)



Friday, October 4, 2024

(Masters MISHOF Honoree InductionISHOF Aquatic Awards, presented by AquaCal and ISHOF Specialty Awards)

Click here for Tickets – MISHOF/AWARDS

Saturday, October 5, 2024

ISHOF Honoree Induction CeremoniesAl Schoenfield Media Award, ISHOF Gold Medallion Award

Click here for Tickets – INDUCTION




Host Hotel:  Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort & Spa

To make reservations click here:

321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 467-1111.

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night,

Additional Hotel Option:

Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

 Book your group rate for Honoree Ceremony

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

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $169 – $199 per night

If you have questions, call Meg-Keller-Marvin at 570 594-4367 or e-mail: or visit

  International Swimming Hall of Fame Clinic

During the Honoree weekend, in conjunction with the other activities, there will be an International Swimming Hall of Fame Clinic, for the second consecutive year. The Clinic is the brainchild of ISHOF Board Member and Honoree,  Mark Schubert.  This year’s list of speakers will include, ISHOF Honorees, Eddie Reese and Missy Franklin, Dave Durden, Cullen Jones, and  many other prestigious names in the world of swimming.  Register now, so you don’t miss out!
Join these amazing speakers at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Clinic.   Early Bird registration now open!
Main Speaker, Eddie Reese
Eddie Reese   Head Olympic Coach 3 times, 35 Olympians winning 44 gold medals; University of Texas 46 seasons, NCAA Team Champion 15 times.   Reese’s ability to train his athletes technically has been a big part of his success, but his unique approach to swimming and training may be his best attribute. That combination is what makes Reese one of the world’s finest coaches, regardless of sport. He possesses a thorough knowledge of swimming fundamentals, an eye for talent, a genuine care for his athletes, and the ability to communicate and motivate.
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