ISHOF’s rendition of a new design for the museum.


The International Swimming Hall of Fame wants to know if you are one in a thousand?  We think you are!  Show how special you are and become a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s “One In A Thousand” Club.  Help keep the International Swimming Hall of Fame moving forward toward a new vision, expanded online collection, and renovated museum by joining now!

Take A Tour of The Future International Swimming Hall of Fame Buildings

Join Olympians, world record holders, and icons in aquatic sports in becoming One in a Thousand.

Since the launch of the campaign, legends and icons in aquatic sports have joined the club and said why ISHOF is important to them.  Read their stories here:

Sandra Bucha: ISHOF Board Member, Honoree, Open Water SuperstarRead Sandra’s story

Sid Cassidy: Head Coach and Aquatic Director for the Saint Andrew’s School and Aquatics in Boca Raton, Florida – Read Sid’s story

Klaus DiBiasi: ISHOF Honoree and triple Olympic medalist – Read Klaus’ story

Nicholas Granger: 2016 MISHOF Honor Swimmer and two-time Cancer Survivor – Read Nicholas’ story

Felix Grossman, Master’s ISHOF Honoree and diver – Read Felix’s story

Jason Lezak: 4X Olympian, 4X Gold Medalist, and World Record Holder – Read Jason’s story

Cynthia Potter: 1987 ISHOF Honoree and 28-time National Champion as a Diver – Read Cynthia’s story

Dara Torres: ISHOF Honoree and five-time Olympic team member – Read Dara’s story

New York Breakers: ISL Team under General Manager Tina Andrew – Read New York Breakers story

Paul Asmuth: 2010 Honor Open Water swimmer – Read Paul’s story

Rich Burns: Masters Hall of Fame swimmer – Read Rich’s story

Dale Neuberger: FINA Vice President – Read Dale’s story

Steve Lundquist: 1984 Olympic gold medalist – Read Steve’s story

Ian McAllister: the grandson of 1920 Olympic medalist and Hall of Fame pioneer swimmer Hilda James – Read Ian’s story

Craig Beardsley: Pan American Games gold medalist and former 200 butterfly world record holder – Read Craig’s story

Tom Boak: Long-time Masters swimming contributor – Read Tom’s story

David Marsh: USA Swimming Olympic coach – Read David’s story

Robert Strauss: 1972 Olympic swimmer – Read Robert’s story

Jane Katz: 1999 Paragon Award winner in recreational swimming – Read Jane’s story

Marcy MacDonald: 2019 Honor Open Water Swimmer – Read Marcy’s story

Anne Berry: Long-time supporter of ISHOF and former swimmer – Read Anne’s story

Peter Heatley: son of 2016 Honor Contributor Peter Heatley, Scottish freestyle champion and record holder – Read Peter’s story

Jim Ferguson: 1972 Olympic bronze medalist in water polo – Read Jim’s story

Bob Steele: Swimming coach and motivational speaker – Read Bob’s story

Join the One in a Thousand Club by helping ISHOF on a monthly or one-time basis.



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During these unprecedented times, the ISHOF Board is calling on every member in the aquatic community to make a small monthly commitment of support to show how special you are and how special the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to everyone.

Our goal is simple. If we get 1,000 people to simply commit $10, $25 or $50 per month, we will generate enough revenue to go beyond this Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis.” – Bill KentChairman of the ISHOF Board

Those that believe in our vision, mission, and goals can join us in taking ISHOF into the future and be a part of aquatic history.”  – Brent Rutemiller – CEO and President of ISHOF

Since 1965, ISHOF has been the global focal point for recording and sharing the history of aquatics, promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and developing educational programs and events related to water sports. ISHOF’s vision for the future is to build a new museum and expand its reach by offering its museum artifacts digitally through a redesigned website.

The ISHOF Board of Directors is calling on all members of the aquatics community to make a small monthly commitment to show their dedication to aquatics and how special the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to everyone.

One in a Thousand Members

Abbott, Dana

Andrew, Katerina

Asher, Jane

Asmuth, Paul

Avramidis, Stathis

Baker, Sue

Barnicoat, Stephen

Battenberg, Paul

Beardsley, Craig

Berry, Anne

Boak, Tom

Boedeker, Tobias

Brien, Taylor

Bucha, Sandra

Buchan, Doug and Peg

Burns, Rich

Butcher, Rob

Button, Robert

Cabrera, Anthony

Cacciavillano-McNear, Karney

Cagnotto, Giorgio

Caretto Brown, Patty

Casciato, Mike

Cassidy, Sid

Clark, Steve

Class, Frieder

Cleveland, Marcia

Caody, Michael

Condon, Catharine

Connellan, Michael

Darnell, Stephen

Day, Nadine

deFillipi, Michelle

DiBiasi, Klaus

Diehl, David

Dowd, Janis

Dunbar, Barbara

Edwards, R. Morgan

Eife, John

Ervin, Tony

Espino, Rudy

Evanoff, Zora

Evans, Janet

Ferguson, Dr. Cathy

Ferguson, James

Fitzsimmons, Carol

Franzen, Troy & Suzanne

Gagnon, Caitlin

Gaines, Rowdy

Garton, Mara

Geoghegan, Jack

Gerzberg, Levy

Gettlefinger, Cheryl

Godfrey, Eldon

Goldsmith, Wayne

Goldstein, Mel

Goller, Kyle

Gompf, Tom

Gordon, Brian

Gorman, Frank

Granger, Nicolas

Grilli, Tracy

Grzeszczak, John

Grossman, Felix

Hafferkamp, Russ

Hall, Sr., Gary

Hansell, Sally

Hardy, John

Hatcher, Teri

Heatly, Peter

Hefter, Juliene

Hernandez, Denise

Herndon, Michele

Hesse, Mark

Hilferty, Bridget

Howell, Michael

Howell, Monica

Hughes, Dawson

Hummel, Collin

Humphreys, Karen

Ireland, William

Israels, Denise

Johansson, Bruce

Johnson, Jay

Johnson, Joe

Katz, Jane

Keefe, Frank

Keller Ted

Kemeny, Denes

Kent, Bill

Kent, Ersa

Khasyanova, Elvira

King, Micki

King, Victoria

Kroeger, Ken

Kunze, Dana

Kupan, Cheryl

Lasser, Peter

Leonard, John

Lezak, Jason

Lezak, Linda

Loynd, Mike

Lord, Craig

Louganis, Greg

Lundquist, Steve

Lynch, David

MacDonald, Marcy

Magarity, Tyler

Mallette, Bruce

Marchwinski, Laurie

Marsh, David

Marvin, Stu and Meg Keller-

Mattheus, Kevin

Martin, Martha

Matthison, Jack

Mazza, Vicki

McAllister, Ian

McConica, Jim

McDonough, Dick

McElroy, Arvel

McFarland, Steve

McNear, Karney

Meiners, Marcia

Moe Humphreys, Karen

Murray, Craig

Neuburger, Dale

Neumann, Lydon

Nitta, Sandra

NY Breakers

Ogden, John

O’Loughlin, Michael

O’Neill, Brian

Osborn, Ahelee

Osborn, Suzette

Parks, Jennifer

Parham, Betty

Poenisch, Faye

Polatin, Rita

Portney, Valerie

Potter, Cynthia

Powers, Patrick

Prevar, John

Pyle, Edwin

Ranchor, Robert

Randazzo, Michael

Reynales, Tad

Read, Bonnie

Rieger, Carl

Rill, Trevor

Rocca, Peter

Rooks, Jill

Ross, Andy

Rowe, Charles

Rude-Wilson, Janice

Rutemiller, Brent

Ryan, Valerie

Salnikov, Vladimir

Salomon, Scott /Hall of Fame Marina

Schaftel, Jim

Schubert, Mark

Schuelke, Michael

Schmidt, George

Seidler, Mindy

Segreto, Stephen

Sheerer, Gary

Spahn, Bill

Spitz, Mark

Steele, Bob

Stott, Michael

Stoychev, Petar

Strauss, Robert & Jennie

Summe, Brian

Tawney, Jeff

Thomas, John

Tierney, Jimmy

Torres, Dara

Vassallo, Jesse

Walker, Bill

Wallick, Greg / Best Roofing

Weaver, Russell

West, Dennis

Wheatley, Joey

White, Jill

Wingenroth, Kris

Wigo, Bruce

Wray, Heather

Young, Kathy

Zoltick, Martin

*If for some reason we have missed your name, please let us know. Contact Meg Keller-Marvin at

About ISHOF   Take a Virtual Tour

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) museum opened its doors to the public in December of 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That same year, the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) – the governing body for Olympic aquatic sports – designated the ISHOF museum as the “Official Repository for Aquatic History”.   In 2018, Sports Publications Inc, publisher of Swimming World Magazine and its multi-media platforms, merged with ISHOF to expand the museum’s reach and impact.  Today, ISHOF’s vision is to be the global focal point for recording and sharing the history of aquatics, promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and developing educational programs and events related to water sports.  Show your support for the sport of swimming by becoming a member of ISHOF.

ISHOF Vision Statement
To be the global focal point for sharing cultures, showcasing events, increasing participation in aquatic sports and developing educational and lesson programs that promote swimming as an essential life-skill.

ISHOF Mission Statement
To collaborate with aquatic organizations worldwide to preserve, educate and celebrate the history of aquatic sports while promoting Every Child A Swimmer.


Architectural rendition of Hall of Fame Aquatic Center that is currently under renovation.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of Florida. Contributions to ISHOF are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. ISHOF’s tax identification number is 59-1087179. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR FROM THE WEBSITE, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. You can find out more about us on under International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc.

For more information please contact:
Meg Keller-Marvin, Honoree Liaison and Development