Silent Auction Items For International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend – CLOSED

Once In A Lifetime Items!

Support the International Swimming Hall of Fame online silent auction.  Members and friends can find great bargains for some wonderful items.  You can start bidding online NOW by clicking Here!

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Ceremony is shaping up to be a star-studded weekend with multiple events spread out over three days in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Make your plans now to attend the weekend of May 18-20, 2018!  ISHOF Members and Friends can still purchase the Weekend Package and Save! Here is a list of the items that are available through ISHOF silent auction:

Item: The Touch .01 Photo Finish of the 2008 Olympic Men’s 100m Butterfly Final 

A Limited – Edition – Item

Value (Priceless)
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Now you can own a limited edition, fine print of the most famous picture in Olympic swimming history, personally signed by both, Michael Phelps and Milorad  Cavic. The photograph comes with a certificate of authenticity.



Donated by: International Hall of Fame and Heinz Kluetmeir


Item: 7 Day Luxury Vacation at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort in Cabo San Lucas

Value ($8000.00)
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7-day rental includes:

(4) One Bedrooms – sleeps 4-6 $2,000 each or (2) two bedrooms – sleeps 6-8 $3,000 each

… with all inclusive amenities & family friendly suites.

  • Villas with kitchen
  • On the Sea of Cortez, Below Baja, California
  • All Have Ocean Views
  • Access/Benefit of other properties within walking distances, restaurants, golf, etc.
  • Lots of activities: fishing, swim with dolphins, sailing, hiking, swimming,

Donated by: Cabo Vacation – Drury Gallagher


Silent Auction Item: African Adventure For Two

Value: $5,950
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Destination trip for six unforgettable days and six nights for two people at the Zulu Nyala private game preserve where animals roam freely in Southern Maputaland, one of the largest and most diverse conservation areas in South Africa!

 Package Includes: One week stay for 2 people at your choice of two locations: Heritage Safari Lodge or Hemingway Tented Camps

  • Three meals a day for two people
  • Two game viewing experiences per day, guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles
  • No Blackout dates!

Up to two years to use the trip!

Donated by: Safari – Mary Grace


Silent Auction Item: Two Night Stay at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Value: $800
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Marriott Harbor Beach 3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL‎

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa offers relaxed oceanfront sophistication, with a large lagoon pool, newly redesigned rooms and a full-service spa, and several restaurants.


Donated by: Marriott Harbor Beach – Deborah Colip



Silent Auction Item:  Signed and Framed 2016 Olympic Trials Tickets

Value: $ Priceless
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Includes signatures of the following Olympic athletes:

    • Lilly King
    • Natalie Coughlin
    • Ryan Murphy
    • Leah Smith
    • Katie Ledecky
    • Maya Dirado
    • Lia McNeal
    • Haley Anderson
    • Simone Manuel
    • Cammile Adams
    • Kelsi Worrell
    • Elizabeth Beisel
    • Molly Hannis

    There are six signatures from the 2016 Olympic team that we cannot identify.


Donated by: Olympic Trial Tickets USA Swimming, USA Swimming Foundation – Debbie Hesse



Silent Auction Item: Signed Caeleb Dressel Florida/Speedo Swim Camp

Value: Priceless
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Caeleb Dressel (born August 16, 1996) is an American freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly swimmer who specializes in the sprint events. He won seven gold medals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. Dressel is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds American records in 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle and the 50-meter butterfly (all long course), as well as the world records in the 4×100 meter mixed freestyle and medley relays (long course). He also holds American records in the short course 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events, the 100-yard butterfly, and the 200-yard individual medley, and formerly in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Donated by: Caleb Dressel through Aaron Peirsol



Item: Signed Katie Ledecky USA Flag Swim Cap

Value: Priceless
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Kathleen Ledecky  (born March 17, 1997) is an American competitive swimmer. She is a five-time Olympic gold medalist and 14-time world champion, the most in history for a female swimmer. She is the current world-record holder in the women’s 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle (long course). She also holds the fastest-ever times in the women’s 500-, 1000-, and 1650-yard freestyle events.

In her international debut at the 2012 London Olympic Games as a 15-year-old, Ledecky unexpectedly won the gold medal in the women’s 800-metre freestyle. Four years later, she left Rio de Janeiro as the most decorated female athlete of the 2016 Olympic Games with four gold medals, one silver medal, and two world records. In total, she has won 26 medals (24 golds and two silver) in major international competitions, spanning the Summer Olympics, World Championships, and Pan Pacific Championships. During her career, she has broken thirteen world records.

Ledecky’s success has earned her Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Ledecky was also named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in 2017, international female Champion of Champions by L’Équipe in 2014 and 2017, United States Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year in 2013, 2016 and 2017, and Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation in 2017.  Ledecky’s 10 individual gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships and 14 combined individual titles at the Olympics and World Aquatics Championships are records in women’s swimming.

Donated by: Frank Busch 


Silent Auction Item: Signed Dara Torres Book and Swim Cap

Value: Priceless
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Dara Torres (born April 15, 1967) is an American competitive swimmer who is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events. Torres is the first swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), and, at age 41, the oldest swimmer to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic team. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed in the 50-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and won silver medals in all three events.

Torres has won twelve Olympic medals (four gold, four silver, four bronze), one of three women with the most Olympic women’s swimming medals. The others are fellow Americans Jenny Thompson and Natalie Coughlin.  She has won at least one medal in each of the five Olympics in which she has competed, making her one of only a handful of Olympians to earn medals in five different Games.

Donated by: Dara Torres



Silent Auction Item: The Dorado Suction-Side Cleaner

Value ($459.00)
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cleanerThe Dorado suction-side cleaner delivers simple, powerful cleaning you can see and feel. Its unique, Bristle-Drive™ Technology combines with oversized vacuum inlet to scrub and devour tough dirt and debris from your pool’s floor and walls, providing complete, trouble-free cleaning. The cleaner’s 15-inch-wide bristle scrubbers cover more of your pool in a single pass for fast cleaning. And Dorado’s SmartTrac™ Programmed Steering easily navigates around pool obstacles for uninterrupted vacuuming of large and small debris.

  • Bristle scrubbers dislodge tough dirt from pool surfaces
  • Oversized vacuum inlet devours small and large debris with ease
  • Cleans faster with 15-inch-wide cleaning path Uninterrupted cleaning with SmartTrac™ Programmed Steering

Donated by: Team Horner Group



Silent Auction Item: 2014 NAPA Valley Reserve 2 Bottles of Red Wine

Value: $280
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The Napa Valley Reserve 2014 blend, predominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, was produced at The Napa Valley Reserve by Harlan Estate winemaking team. Made to the exact same standards as the other wines in the portfolio, the wine is aged in new French oak barrels, racked once to blend and bottled without fining or filtration.

In the glass, the 2014 has a deep ruby red color. Its vibrant nose delivers notes of dark roasted cocoa, blackberry, charcoal and truffle. Its attack is fleshy, dense and exuberant; displaying a elevated amount of fine-grained tannins which carry into a rich mid-palate. 2014 is a very intriguing and generous vintage that, while tempting now, should promise increasing pleasure over the next 30+ years.

Donated by: Wine – Paul Asmuth

Silent Auction Item: Hiking and Power Walking 

Value: $125
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  • Tifosi glasses with exchangeable lenses
  • Watch Creations hook-on watch
  • Camelback Water Bottle








Donated by: Walking and Hiking Kit – Mary Stiles


Silent Auction Item: 100% Authentic COACH Madison Leather Isabelle Crossbody/ Shoulder Bag

Value: $358
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Brand: Coach

Condition: brand-new in the original packaging

Size: Medium (Bag Height: 11.5 in. Bag Length:   13.5 in.)

Style: Messenger & Cross Body

Material:  Leather

Color: Persimmon

Type: Madison Isabelle Crossbody Leather Purse

Closure: Zipper  Bag Depth:      3.5 in.\

Donated by: Coach Bag – Bruce Wigo



Silent Auction Item: USA Swimming Backpack Full of Goodies

Value: $250
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USA swimming Arena backpack, 1 Polar Bear Water Bottle, 2016 USA Team 2016 Olympic Trials T-Shirt, Speedo Mesh Bag blue, USA Swimming Foundation Swim Cap and Blanket, USA Swimming Grey Polo Shirt, USA Olympic Ring umbrella




Donated by: USA Swimming Goody Bag – USA Swimming, USA Swimming Foundation – Debbie Hesse


Silent Auction Item: Fully Automatic Belt-drive Stereo Turntable Made by Audio-Technica

Value: $350
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Experience the high-fidelity audio of your vinyl with this fully automatic belt-drive stereo turntable made by Audio-Technica.

This package comes with the following eight vinyl records:

Adele – 21
Beatles  – Abbey Road (Remastered)
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Guardians of the Galaxy – Songs from the Motion Picture – Deluxe Vinyl Edition
Bob Marley – Legend – the best of
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of  The Moon
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

Donated by: Alliance Entertainment

Silent Auction Item: The Ultimate Library of Signed Olympic Stories


Value: Priceless
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The Ultimate Library of Signed Olympic Stories includes Six FABULOUS books.  The first is: Hardback, “AMAZING PACE, The Story of Olympic Champion, Michael Phelps, from Sydney to Athens to Beijing.” and it is signed by Michael Phelps; The second book is “in the water, they can’t see you cry‘, Hardback by 2018 ISHOF Honoree, Amanda Beard and Rebecca Paley, signed by Amanda; The third book is Hardback, “Golden Girl“, by signed by Natalie Coughlin and written with Michael Silver; “the fourth is “Rowdy Rising-From Rejected to Unrivaled-the Story of Rowdy Gaines“, Signed by Rowdy; Fifth is also Paperback, “Chasing Water-Elegy of An Olympian“, by Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides,  both of them have signed it; Lastly is the fabulous story of Sochi Sakomoto, in “The Three Year Swim Club“, by Julie Checkoway, which is being made into a motion picture,   The book is signed by Julie Checkoway. Get this fabulous priceless set of books.  Bid now!!!!

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