Nicholas Granger: Why I Am One In A Thousand

2015-04(24-26) 003 USMS San Antonio - Nicholas Granger - MISHOF honoree

Nicholas Granger, 2016 MISHOF Honor Swimmer and two-time Cancer Survivor – He’s One in A Thousand!

When asked why he wanted to join the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s One in A Thousand Club, Granger said, ISHOF was not even on my radar, because in France, most of the Masters swimmers don’t even know that ISHOF exists.

When I was awarded my first “Swimmer of the Year ” nomination in 2012, I discovered a new goal to strive toward, because as a French Masters swimmer, you rarely if ever, are given that distinction.

Swimming has always been a great source of pleasure to me, especially after my second bout with cancer in 2003 (first in 1991), and I decided to do my best to become the first French swimmer to be inducted into MISHOF.  That dream came true in 2016 and I’m so proud about it, mostly because it was such a long time after my sickness….

Today, I look forward to being able to visit Fort Lauderdale, the new pool and new museum.  Swimming is still one of the greatest pleasures in life, along with spending time with my family.  I expect our next vacation or the next time a meet is held in Florida, we will finally be able to discover ISHOF.”

I will always be grateful that I earned a spot as a member of the MISHOF and am proud that I will always be some small part of the history of Masters swimming. Thank you to ISHOF for doing so much for the memory of our sport.”

Nicholas joins other ISHOF Honorees Dara Torres, Jason Lezak, and Klaus DiBiasi in the ISHOF One in a Thousand club.

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

ONE IN THOUSAND

For larger corporate sponsorships and estate-planning donations, please contact us at customerservice@ishof.org.

2016-06(23-26) 003 French Champs LC Canet-en-Roussillon (ER 100fly) - MISHOF honoree

About Nicholas Granger

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS (SWIMMER): World Points-781, Pre 1986 Points- 0, Total Points-781; Since 1993, he has competed in 5 age groups (25-29 through 45-49). 25 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS

Nicolas Granger began competitive swimming as a six-year-old and has been competing ever since. He was an outstanding age-group swimmer and joined the French National Team as a sixteen-year-old in 1983. Ten years later, while still a member of the national team he entered his first Masters meet in the 25-29 age group. He finished the year in the Masters World Top-Ten and has made the list every year since.

He has competed in six FINA World Masters Championships, beginning in 1994, and has won a total of 23 Championship gold medals and six silver. As a versatile swimmer, he has set 29 FINA Masters World Records, 17 long-course and 12 short-course, in the freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and I.M.

MISHOF honoree - Nicholas Granger

In addition, he has set or broken 55 European Masters records, and 110 French Masters records. Swimming in the United States since 2015, he also has broken five U.S. National Masters Records.

Nicolas is very proud of the fact that he has been his own coach since 1989. He was also the Coach of the French Junior and A team from 1993 through 1995.

In 1991 and again in 2003, Nicolas was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He says he was able to beat his cancer, not once, but twice, due to practice, his routine and to his healthy lifestyle over the last 42 years. In a nutshell: to SWIMMING.

Nicholas Granger, He IS “One in a Thousand.  

2015-04(24-26) 005 USMS San Antonio - MISHOF honoree- nicholas granger

Photo Courtesy: SEBASTIEN CHAPUT


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.

ishof-building-aquatic-complex-rendition-march-2020-small

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.

For more information please contact:
Brandi West, Marketing Director
brandiw@swimmingworld.com
954-462-6536

 


Advertising: Shop At Swim360

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.