ISHOF Will Dedicate Induction Ceremony to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victim – Swimmer Nicholas Dworet


The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is proud to announce that this year’s 56th annual Honoree Induction Ceremony will be dedicated to  Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior, Nicholas Dworet, who was among the 17 victims shot and killed at the Parkland High School, February 14, 2018, two years ago today in South Florida’s most horrific mass shooting in history.

Dworet was a swimmer at Stoneman Douglas and had planned to swim at the University of Indianapolis.  “He dreamed of making the Olympic swim team and going to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo,” his family said in a statement released shortly after his death.

deworet“I will train as hard as I can in and out of the water.
Even on my hardest days I swear to give it my all and I will let nothing stand in my way.”
-Nicholas Dworet

In addition to dedicating the evening to Dworet, his teammates will be a part of the opening ceremony parade and ISHOF will be supporting Nick’s foundation, Swim with Nick, whose next event will be the Swim with Nick Ocean Race on March 21, 2020,beginning at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park in Dania Beach,  For more information visit:

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 ISHOF Honoree and Sullivan Award Winner, Debbie Meyer, and double Olympic gold-medalist and everyone’s favorite Olympic swimming broadcaster, Rowdy Gaines acting as co-emcees and hosts of the induction 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 SWIMMERSBrendan 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 Hürzeler (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 – Meet Rowdy Gaines and go on a behind the scenes tour of the Aquatic Complex construction

  • 12-1:30 pm Luncheon

Official 56th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

  • 5:30 pm VIP Reception
  • 6:30 –10:00 pm Induction Ceremony & Dinner

Ticket Information

*See all ticket options here.

Hotel Information

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 ISHOF Honoree Ceremony

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

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