Honorees and Olympians Launch The “One In a Thousand” Challenge

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Mark Spitz, Janet Evans, Dara Torres, Vladimir Salnikov, Jason Lezak, Rowdy Gaines, water polo player Brenda Villa, diver Greg Louganis, Elvira Khasyanova, Anthony Ervin Are One In A Thousand

Honorees and Olympians launch the “One In a Thousand” Challenge for the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF).  Many ISHOF Honorees such as Mark SpitzJanet EvansDara TorresVladimir SalnikovJason Lezak and Rowdy Gaines, water polo player Brenda Villa, diver Greg Louganis, synchro swimmer Elvira Khasyanova and potential future hall of fame swimmer Anthony Ervin are supporting ISHOF’s “One In A Thousand” campaign.  We urge you to do the same.  Listen to these all-time great athletes in the video below.  You too can be “One In A Thousand” by making a donation to the International Swimming Hall of Fame for as little as $10.

How Can You Take the One In a Thousand Challenge?

  1. Support ISHOF with a monthly commitment or one-time donation.
  2. Post a video of you stating, “I’m One In a Thousand” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  3. Tag or mention the International Swimming Hall of Fame in your post and #ISHOFOneInAThousand and we will share it to thousands!

Our goal is to get one thousand supporters.  Be “One In A Thousand”!!

 

Join these legends in aquatic sports and many other supporters in the One In a Thousand Club.  Your support helps ISHOF fulfill its vision for the future of building a new museum and expanding its reach by offering its collection of aquatics artifacts digitally through a redesigned website.

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

One in a Thousand Campaign

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.

Some of the biggest current contributors to aquatic sports have also joined the movement, including Sid CassidyKlaus DiBiasiFelix GrossmanNicholas GrangerSandra BuchaCynthia Potter and Tina Andrew.

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 Kent – Chairman 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

“The Hall of Fame is so special and important to all of us. We have a history we must preserve and there is only one ISHOF. For me personally, I am now among incredible individuals that are part of aquatic history, thanks to ISHOF. The Hall of Fame is the one gift that keeps on giving. Through ISHOF I have created lifelong friendships, that I will treasure forever.” – Hall of Fame diver Cynthia Potter

“I believe we are truly investing in the future of the sport and I know ISHOF’s biggest goal is to get more people involved in the sport and educate and celebrate the aquatic athletes that have made it so spectacular. I love everything they stand for so it is a very easy organization to align myself with because our visions, our mission and our goals align.” – Tina Andrew, General Manager of the New York Breakers of the ISL.

I am totally committed to the mission of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. What is going on at the Hall of Fame right now is unprecedented.  The new facility will come online next July (2021).  It is the history, the people, and the vision that motivates me to support it.  I believe in it and hope that my contribution will inspire others.  I encourage 999 more people to join the club!” – Sid Cassidy, head coach of Saint Andrew’s Swimming in Boca Raton, Florida, and long-time contributor to open water swimming.

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

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.

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.

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