Klaus DiBiasi: Why I Am One In A Thousand

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Klaus DiBiasi, ISHOF Honoree and triple Olympic medalist is special.  He is One in a Thousand!

When asked why he wanted to join the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s One in A Thousand Club, DiBiasi said, “ What I remember most about coming to the Hall of Fame for the first time to compete in the early 1970’s, were the important people who really showed a big friendship to all of us.   I feel a huge gratitude to all of them and the others who really stepped in for our sport, diving and organized the International Hall of Fame Diving Meet so we could come to Fort Lauderdale for all those years.

I remember my induction in 1981 when I was there with the Italian team, then, in 2006, the induction of my father, Papà Carlo DiBiasi and many others.  The museum is wonderful to see and sets a big historical contribution to the sport of swimming and diving in the world.  With the yearly induction ceremonies of most of the famous world divers and swimmers every year, the Hall of Fame is estimated one of the most famous water sport historical collections in the world.

All this is why, I am proud to be One in a Thousand and to give back and contribute to keep this fantastic project alive.   I am anxious to be back when the new pool construction will permit competition again in this historical wonderful environment.”

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

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About Klaus DiBiasi

Klaus DiBiasi. No other man or woman has won an Olympic diving title in three consecutive Olympic Games.  He very nearly won four, missing the first of what would have been four consecutive 10-meter platform titles by 1.04 points to Bob Webster (USA) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.  Tall, soft spoken and handsome, this Austro-Italian from Bolzano, Italy was king of the tower from 1964 through his retirement in 1976.  Coached by his father, Carlo, fondly known as “Papa”, a former Olympian himself, (1936 Olympics) and National Champion (1933-1936).  Klaus went on to succeed him as National Coach after his third gold medal in Montreal in 1976.

DiBiasi also excelled at the first two FINA World Aquatic Championships, 1973 and 1975 winning four medals, two gold on the platform and two silver on the springboard.  Klaus was a three-time European Champion, twice on the platform and one on the springboard and Nationally DiBiasi won 11 platform and seven springboard titles.  Nine times DiBiasi was named Platform Diver of the Year.

Klaus DiBiasi was and the Italian team were staples at ISHOF’s International/Can-Am-Max Meet held every May in Fort Lauderdale.  They began coming in the early 1970’s and came every year until Klaus retired.  DiBiasi came back to Fort Lauderdale in the Spring of 1981, when he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Diver.

Klaus DiBiasi is “One in a Thousand.  


ONE IN THOUSAND

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 and museum by joining now!

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.

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 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 Mission Statement
To collaborate with aquatic organizations worldwide to preserve, educate and celebrate history, showcase events, share cultures, and increase participation in aquatic sports.

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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, www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. You can find out more about us on guidestar.org under International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc.

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