ISHOF Seeks Nominations For the 2020 Paragon Awards

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ISHOF seeks nominations for the 2020 Paragon Awards presented by Pentair Aquatic Systems

The International Swimming Hall of Fame announces the call for nominations for the 2020 Paragon Awards to be presented at the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Honors Weekend, April 24, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale.  Sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Systems, the awards are presented each year for outstanding contributions and leadership in several swimming and aquatic-related categories.

Candidates may be nominated for the Paragon Awards in the following categories:

  • Competitive Swimming
  • Competitive Diving
  • Competitive Artistic Swimming
  • Competitive Water Polo
  • Aquatic Safety
  • Recreational Swimming

Kindly submit your nominees by January 31, 2020. Please include any relevant data to support your nomination, the aquatic category for nomination, as well as a brief biography of each individual and a high-resolution image.

Get more information about the event or see the 2019 award winners.

Nominations may be sent to:

Dr. Ivonne Schmid
International Swimming Hall of Fame
1 Hall of Fame Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-462-6536 ext. 210
Fax: 954-525-4031

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

About the International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend:

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Ceremony is shaping up to be a star-studded weekend with multiple events spread out over two days in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Make your plans now to attend the weekend of April 24-25, 2020!  ISHOF Members can purchase the Complete Weekend Package (see below) and save! (Get info on membership here.) Can’t attend the event? Donate to ISHOF to support our honorees.

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

HONOR SWIMMERS: Brendan Hansen (USA), Michael Klim (AUS), Jon Sieben (AUS), Rebecca Soni (USA), and Daichi Suzuki (JPN)

HONOR DIVER: Matthew Mitcham (AUS)




HONOR COACH: Ursula Carlile (AUS) and David Marsh (USA)

HONOR CONTRIBUTOR: Bob Duenkel*(USA) and Peter Hurzeler (SUI)

In addition to the Class of 2020, two Honorees from the Class of 2019, who were unable to attend last year, will be present to be inducted. Honor Swimmer: Otylia Jedrzejczak (POL) and Honor Diver: Li Ting (CHN).

Get more information about this year’s induction class here and more information about Otylia Jedrzejczak and Li Ting.


The Induction Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 24, 2020

Paragon & ISHOF Awards Night

  • 5:30 PM Cocktails
  • 6:30 PM ISHOF and Paragon Awards

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Honoree Induction Day Luncheon

  • 12-1:30 PM Luncheon

Official 56th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

  • 6:00 PM VIP Reception
  • 7:00 –10:00 PM Induction Ceremony


Ticket Information

*See all ticket options here.



Host Hotel: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Upscale retreat with private beach access, two pools, four restaurants, full service spa and oceanside bar. Location of the Saturday evening induction ceremony. ¼ mile south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 525-4000

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $279 per night

Book your group rate for International Swimming Hall of Fame



Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

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

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night

Book your hotel through the group rate for IHSOF Honoree Ceremony

Questions: contact Meg Keller-Marvin at or 570-594-4367

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