Lithuanian Diver, Asta Girdauskiene, To Be Inducted Into Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame

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The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (MISHOF) is proud to announce that Asta Girdauskiene (Lithuania), will be inducted into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2019 during the MISHOF Induction ceremony in St. Louis, MO, on Friday evening, September 13, 2019, to be held in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports convention.  The MISHOF Induction Ceremony is open to the public and free of charge, so come join ISHOF in honoring Asta Girdauskiene.

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About Asta Girdauskiene

Asta has been competing in FINA World Masters Championships since 2000, starting in the 30-34 age group, and most recently she competed in the 55-59 age group in 2019.  She has won a total of 10 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze medals and has set three world records on the 10m platform. Asta is also a top-level certified FINA judge and has judged numerous events, including the FINA Masters World Championships.

Asta says that “by far the greatest experience that comes from Master’s diving is the opportunity to meet new people who are all in love with diving. Over the years I have learned that diving is the best way to remain youthful in both body and mind. And I also understood, that in Masters events, your position after the competition is not important. What is important, is the ability to meet fellow diving enthusiasts, share experiences and learn from each other.”

Asta will be inducted as part of a group of nine (9) outstanding individuals that will be inducted at MISHOF’s annual ceremony. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in conjunction with the 2019 United States Aquatic Sports Convention.

MISHOF Induction Class of 2019

The prestigious MISHOF class of 2019 includes five swimmers, one diver, one synchronized swimmer, one water polo player and one contributor, from five (5) different countries: the USA, Canada, Lithuania, Brazil and Japan:

SWIMMER INDUCTEES:

CAROLINE KRATTLI (USA)

SATOKO TAKEUJI (JPN)

RICK COLELLA (USA)

ROWDY GAINES (USA)

WILLARD LAMB (USA)

DIVER INDUCTEE:

ASTA GIRDAUSKIENE (LIT)

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER INDUCTEE:

MARJORIE ANDERSON (CAN)

WATER POLO PLAYER INDUCTEE:

JOAO “PEPITO” MEIRELLES (BRA)

CONTRIBUTOR INDUCTEE:

JIM MILLER (USA)

Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame

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About MISHOF

The purpose of the MISHOF is to promote a healthy lifestyle, lifelong fitness and participation in adult aquatic programs by recognizing the achievements of individuals who serve as an example for others. To be considered, honorees must have participated in Masters programs through at least four different masters age groups and are qualified by an objective point system based on world records, world top 10 rankings and World Championship performances. The MISHOF is a division of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit ISHOF website.

About ISHOF

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. (ISHOF), established in 1965, is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Recognized by FINA, the International Olympic Committee’s recognized governing body for the aquatic sports in 1968, its mission is to preserve the history of swimming, celebrate the heroes, promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of all children and adults, and connect older generations of swimmers to youth.

For more information, call Meg-Keller-Marvin at 570 594-4367 or e-mail:meg@ishof.org