Bid Now on Silent Auction Items For International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

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Silent Auction To Support The International Swimming Hall of Fame

Support the International Swimming Hall of Fame online silent auction.   Anyone can shop and bid on the collection of unique signed sports memorabilia, travel trips, wine, and more.  There are some great items that can be had at great prices.  You can start bidding online now by clicking here.

NEW!! – People on Mobile Devices can simply text the word swimming to 243725 to bid and follow the auction.

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 17-19, 2018! ISHOF Members and Friends can still purchase the Weekend Package and Save!

List of the items that are available through ISHOF silent auction:

ITEM: Jason Lezak Signed Print

Value: Priceless

Jason Lezak Olympian

Take home a signed photo of this year’s Honoree swimmer, Jason Lezak.

Jason Lezak is an eight-time USA Olympic medalist (four gold, two silver and two bronze), two-time USA Olympic Team Captain, and a four-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012).  He is best known for anchoring the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where his come-from-behind epic swim was the fastest relay split of all-time. His relay performance secured a win for the United States and helped Michael Phelps win an unprecedented 8 gold medals. The 2008 relay anchor swim was voted by Sports Illustrated as the most memorable single performance by an American at the Beijing Games.

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Donated by: USA Swimming and Jason Lezak

 

ITEM: Ryan Lochte Autographed ISHOF Jacket and Cap

Value: Priceless

International Swimming Hall of Fame windbreaker jacket (size large) and white silicone cap signed by U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte.

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Donated by: International Swimming Hall of Fame and Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte Autographed Jacket and Cap

 

ITEM: Farmhouse Luxury in Napa Vineyards (3 night stay with air for 2) (Value: Priceless)

ITEM: Farmhouse Luxury in Napa Vineyards (3 night stay without air for 2) (Value: Priceless)

Farmhouse Luxury in Napa Vineyard

Photo Courtesy: The Setting Inn

Escape and indulge in California’s finest food and wine destination. This hidden gem is nestled between two picturesque vineyards, located minutes from Yountville and downtown Napa.

This experience includes:
• 3-night stay at The Setting Inn for 2 at a beautiful property surrounded by vineyards
• Private tasting of The Setting Wines
• Schramsberg Winery Cave Tour and Tasting
• Culinary Institute of America culinary experience
• 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service
• Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA

The Setting Inn
Enjoy a 3-night stay (Sunday – Thursday nights) for 2 people at this restored 1902 farmhouse. Daily continental breakfast delivered to your room, featuring pastries from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery. Cozy up each morning with a robe, slippers, and a Nespresso coffee maker.

From the moment you arrive, the proprietors will make sure you feel at home, whether you want to relax in the Barn Lounge, enjoy the vineyard views while seated around one of the courtyard fire pits, or get assistance with planning winery visits and dining at some of the region’s award-winning restaurants.

Blackout dates: Holidays and Harvest season (September and October). Guests 14 years and older welcome.

Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.

Click here to bid on Farmhouse Luxury in Napa Vineyards with airfare for 2

Click here to bid on Farmhouse Luxury in Napa Vineyards without airfare for 2

ITEM: Exclusive to ISHOF: Ocean Fathoms Wine – Aged in the Pacific Ocean (2 Bottles)

Value: $1,200 

Ocean Fathoms Wine Red

Photo Courtesy: Ocean Fathoms Wine

Two bottles of wine (1 each of 2012 Pinot Noir, 2015 Four Blend White)

Unparalleled, patented aging process at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean off the Channel Islands of California creates a truly amazing, world class wine.  During the aging process, each bottle takes on a distinct and compelling appearance. Small barnacles, sea salt, shells, sand, and micro ocean matter attach to the outer surface of the bottle, creating an engaging, one-of-a-kind presentation. Each unique bottle of Ocean Fathoms wine is an exquisite experience inside and out.  Perfect for a gift or a special occasion. Exclusive to ISHOF silent auction.

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Donated by: Ocean Fathoms Wine – Todd Hahn

ITEM: African Safari Package for 2 People  (Value $5950)

ITEM: African Safari Package for 4 People (Value $11,900)

African Safari - giraffes

Your destination for six unforgettable days and six nights is a private game preserve where animals roam freely in Southern Maputaland, one of the largest and most diverse conservation areas in South Africa.

Stay at your choice of two 4-star locations – the elegant colonial Zulu Nyala Heritage Hotel or Hemingway style tents, both of them offering the finest in comfort and hospitality! Cool lounges, wide verandas, sparkling swimming pools and a tennis court make being “in camp” a relaxing, pleasurable experience.

Package includes:

  • 6 days/6 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day
  • Two guided tours

No black out dates.

Up to 2 years to use the trip.

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Donated by: Mary Grace

ITEM: The Touch .01 Photo Finish (Single Photo) of the 2008 Olympic Men’s 100m Butterfly Final; Signed, A Limited – Edition – Item

Value: Priceless

Touch Photo Michael Phelps Milorad Cavic

Photo Courtesy: Heinz Kluetmeir

Now you can own a limited edition, museum-quality print of the most famous picture in Olympic swimming history, personally signed by both Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic. “The Touch .01″, taken by legendary Sports Illustrated photographer Heinz Kluetmeier, captures the incredible finish of the men’s 100M butterfly race at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Includes: One photo of the swimmers with hands outstretched at the wall
Photo measures: 13.5″ x 20.5”
Unframed
Comes with a certificate of authenticity

Click here to bid on The Touch .01 (Single Photo); Signed, Limited Edition

Donated by: International Hall of Fame and Heinz Kluetmeir

ITEM: The Touch .01 Photo Finish (3 Photo Series) of the 2008 Olympic Men’s 100m Butterfly Final, Signed, Limited Edition

Value: Priceless

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Photo Courtesy: Heinz Kluetmeir

Now you can own a limited edition, museum-quality print of the most famous picture in Olympic swimming history, personally signed by both Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic. “The Touch .01″, taken by legendary Sports Illustrated photographer Heinz Kluetmeier, captures the incredible finish of the men’s 100M butterfly race at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Includes: 3 photos in a series of the swimmers and the final stroke into the wall
Size: Each photo measures 7″ x 10”
Unframed
Comes with a certificate of authenticity

Click here to bid on The Touch .01 (3 Photo Series), Signed, Limited Edition

Donated by: International Hall of Fame and Heinz Kluetmeir

 

ITEM: THE PLAYERS Golf Championship 2020 at TPC Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) – Tickets, Hospitality Club Access, 3-Night Stay for 2

Value: Priceless

The Players Golf

The combination of field, course and engaged fans at THE PLAYERS produces an electric atmosphere that creates an experience unlike anything else in the game. Each spring, the world of golf gathers to witness a renewed showcase of excellence and welcome another champion into this prestigious club. If you were here last year, then you get it. If you weren’t, then this will change your mind. Enjoy two tickets to Saturday and Sunday’s rounds of THE PLAYERS Championship, March 14-15, 2020. THE PLAYERS has often been considered the unofficial “fifth major” due to its prestige, its host course (home of the iconic par-3 #17 “Island Green”), and highest prize fund of any tournament in golf. From the hospitality suite, watch golf’s greatest players complete the front nine and make the turn, and later finish their round on the 18th hole of golf’s greatest stadium.

This experience includes:
• 2 tickets for the Saturday and Sunday rounds of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
• Access to The Turn Hospitality Club, or similar
• 3-night stay in a standard room at a Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott or similar hotel in downtown Jacksonville
• Booking & concierge service

Click here to bid on THE PLAYERS Golf Tickets, Hospitality and Hotel

ITEM: Ironman 70.3 Race Entry

Value: $350

Ironman 70.3 entry

Photo Courtesy: Ironman

Get ready to swim, bike, and run!  This item includes a free entry into any Ironman 70.3 event – (select 2019 U.S. races available)

• IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead, Michigan (June 30th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa, CA (July 27th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio, OH (July 28th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Maine (August 25th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Cruz, CA (September 8th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Superfrog, Imperial Beach, CA (September 15th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta, GA (September 29th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona, Tempe (October 20th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Waco, TX (October 27th )
• IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells, La Quinta, CA (December 8th )

Click here to bid on Ironman Race Entry

Donated by: Ironman – Paula Newby-Fraser

ITEM: Camp Chikopi – Camp for Boys – Two Week Camp stay in Ontario, Canada

Value: $2500

Camp Chikopi for Boys

Camp Chikopi was founded in 1920 and is a timeless, adventure-filled summer sports camp for boys aged 7-17. Campers will experience the countryside and enjoy the great outdoors Parry Sound, Ontario right on Ahmic Lake. Our campers attend from all parts Canada and the rest of the world. Campers are immersed in a variety of sports, adventures, and challenges, including canoe trips, triathlon, swimming and running races. There are many special events that allow your child to gain the skills and confidence he needs to achieve and surpass their goals.

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Donated by: Camp Chikopi – Colette Duenkel

ITEM: Two night stay at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale

Value: $800

marriott harbor beach

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.

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Donated by: Marriott Harbor Beach – Deborah Colip

ITEM: 2015 NAPA Valley Reserve 2 Bottles of Red Wine

Value: $330

2 bottles of 2015 Napa Valley Reserve Red Wine

2015 Napa Valley Reserve wine

With a deep garnet-purple color, aromas from the 2015 emerge out of the glass, revealing vibrant notes of black cherry, blueberry, currants, crème de cassis and hints of sweet pipe tobacco. Full bodied, seductive and lush with fine-grained tannins carrying through a long finish. Approachable now or enjoy for the next 25+ years.

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Donated by: Paul Asmuth

 

ITEM: FINIS Swimming Equipment

Value: $100

FINIS snorkel and paddles

Photo Courtesy: FINIS

Includes: Two FINIS Speed Stability Snorkels (White and Teal) and one pair of Agility Hand Paddles (size medium)

The Speed Stability Snorkel is bracketless™ making it so comfortable and stable that you will forget you are wearing one. The Speed Snorkel is designed specifically for competitive swimmers who train at high speeds. The tube curves closely around your head to support an elevated body position while sprinting.

The Agility Paddles are designed to provide swimmers with instant stroke feedback – even after just one lap! Now made in a new floating material that is great for all swimmers, from learn-to-swim to triathletes. The strapless design fits the natural contour of your hand and teaches you to apply positive pressure throughout your stroke. If you do not maintain a proper stroke, the paddle will let you know by shifting or falling off. This simple paddle will keep you conscious of your technique, build strength and heighten your feel for the water.

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Donated by: FINIS

ITEM: The Riverside Hotel – 2 days/One night plus $50 resort credit

Value $300

riverside hotel historic

Photo Courtesy: The Riverside Hotel

Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class restaurants, hopping nightclubs and enchanting courtyards frame the city’s only hotel on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard – the Riverside Hotel.

This is where Old Florida charm meets warm, personalized service. Unwind in a comfortable room adorned with Old-Florida design or settle into a suite in the executive tower, where spectacular city or river views await.

Includes one night accommodations, free parking pass, and $50 resort credit.

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Donated by: The Riverside Hotel – Michael Weymouth

ITEM: USA Swimming National Team Backpack Signed by Olympians

Value: Priceless

USA Swimming gear

USA Swimming National Team Backpack signed by U.S. Olympians Nathan Adrian, Elizabeth Beisel, Missy Franklin, Rowdy Gaines, along with World Champion Ashley Twichell, and others.

Package also includes: USA swimming shirts, jacket, towel, swim cap, water bottle, note pad, sunglasses, bag tag, pop socket, pins, stickers, pen and more….see photo for everything included.

Click here to bid on USA Swimming National Team Backpack

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

ITEM: Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Value: $159

Ray Ban Sunglasses

100% UV Protection.  Includes storage case.  Ray-Ban sunglasses are a declaration of belonging, style and attitude.

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Donated by: Chic Optique – Karen Carroll

 

ITEM: 3 sessions with Gary Hall, Sr. – The Race Club Swim Camp

Value: $650

The Race Club Swim Camp

Photo Courtesy: The Race Club

Three (3) sessions at The Race Club Swim Camps with head coach Gary Hall, Sr.  Choose from Islamorada, FL or Coronado, CA locations.

Head Coach, Gary Hall Sr. and the entire staff at The Race Club welcome swimmers of all ages and levels come to their camps to focus on stroke technique, starts, and turns.  Training Olympic swimmers is our passion and our history. Making you a better swimmer is our business. Life is worth swimming!

Click here to bid on The Race Club Swim Camp with Gary Hall, Sr.

Donated by: The Race Club – Charlotte Ridgeway

 

ITEM: Caeleb Dressel Autographed ISHOF Jacket and Cap

Value: Priceless

International Swimming Hall of Fame windbreaker jacket (size large) and white silicone cap signed by U.S. Olympian Caeleb Dressel.

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Donated by: International Swimming Hall of Fame and Caeleb Dressel

Caeleb Dressel jacket and cap

ITEM: Basket of 11 Signed Swimming Books

Value: Priceless

swimming books autographed

For the book lover!

11 books signed by their notable swimming authors

• “Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian” by Anthony Ervin & Constantine Markides – signed by Ervin
• “Tough Girl” by Carolyn Wood – signed by Carolyn Wood
• “Amazing Pace” by Michael Phelps – signed by Michael Phelps
• “Cook to Thrive” by Natalie Coughlin – signed by Natalie Coughlin
• “In the Water, They Can’t See You Cry” by Amanda Beard – signed by Amanda Beard
• “Eddie Reese – Coaching Swimming, Teaching Life” by Chuck Warner – signed by Eddie Reese and Chuck Warner
• “The Three Year Swim Club” by Julie Checkoway – signed by Checkoway
• “Rowdy Rising: From Rejected to Unrivaled” by Rowdy Gaines – signed by Rowdy Gaines
• “Golden Girl” by Michael Silver with Natalie Coughlin signed by Michael Silver
• “Four Champions, One Gold Medal” by Chuck Warner – signed by Chuck Warner
• “And Then They Won Gold” by Chuck Warner – signed by Chuck Warner

Click here to bid on Basket of 11 Signed Swimming Books

Donated by: International Swimming Hall of Fame and book authors

 

ITEM: Coach Madison Leather Isabelle Crossbody Shoulder Bag

Value: $360

New Coach leather, cross body messenger bag.  Size: 11.5″h x 13.5 w. Color: Persimmon. Zip-closure.

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Donated by: Bruce Wigo

Coach purse

ITEM: X-Vac Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner

Value: $199

xvac-pool-cleaner

Photo Courtesy: Horner Express Worldwide

Spend more time enjoying your pool and less time cleaning it with the X-Vac Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner. The X-Vac is the first in a modern line of affordable pool cleaners. Manufactured for both its sturdy build and reliable efficiency, the X-Vac works to remove sand, silt, dirt, debris, bugs, leaves and twigs from swimming pool floor and steps.  Guaranteed to make your pool sparkle, this revolutionary innovative cleaner comes with two random cleaning patterns that will allow more pool coverage in shorter cleaning cycles. It’s robust design and one piece body makes this high performance cleaner reliable and easy to use.

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Donated by: Horner Express Worldwide – Bill Kent