Swimming World Presents “ISHOF’s First Honorees: A Sports Spectacular”

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ISHOF’s First Honorees: A Sports Spectacular

The International Swimming Hall of Fame inducted its first class on Dec. 27, 1965. The $1,190,000 swimming pool complex in Fort Lauderdale had just been completed, and swimmers, coaches and fans alike were on hand to pay homage to the 20 men and women as the first inductees into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Those first honorees were Buster Crabbe (swimmer), Charlie Daniels (swimmer), Gertrude Ederle (swimmer), Dawn Fraser (swimmer), Katherine Rawls (swimmer/diver), Duke Kahanamoku (swimmer), Murray Rose (swimmer), Adolph Kiefer (swimmer), Don Schollander (swimmer), Matthew Webb (swimmer), Kusuo Kitamura (swimmer), Johnny Weissmuller (swimmer), Pat McCormick (diver), Albert C. White (diver), Pamela Morris (synchronized swimmer), Beulah Grundling (aquatic artist), Matt Mann (coach), Bob Kiphuth (coach), Wilbert E. Longfellow (contributor), Jamison Handy (contributor) and R. Max Ritter (contributor).

The event was to celebrate the opening of the 10-lane, 50-meter heated fresh-water swimming pool and 25-yard diving well/warm-up pool that still stands today.

The dedication was a blended Ed Sullivan Show, reported Swimming World Magazine in its February 1966 issue. College and high school swimmers came by the thousands to Fort Lauderdale to train, swim and enjoy the south Florida sunshine and escape the harsh winters of the rest of the country. Nearly 4,500 spectators were in attendance for the 20-event, three-hour show, filmed by CBS-TV for a “Sports Spectacular” that was to be released in early February.

Two of the biggest names in the history of the sport of swimming were the stars of the show: “cinema-Tarzans” Johnny Weissmuller and Buster Crabbe. 1964 Olympic champion Donna de Varona helped christen the pool, as bottles of water from pools all over the world were emptied into the Hall of Fame pool.

To read the full article about ISHOF’s historic first Honorees,
check out the May 2019 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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FEATURES

016 NO LEDECKY…NO MANUEL… NO PROBLEM
by Dan D’Addona, David Rieder and Andy Ross
Relying on a younger team—with 10 underclass-men—Stanford still won its third straight women’s NCAA Division I swimming and diving team title. It’s just that this year’s margin of victory was much closer than the previous two.

WOMEN’S NCAA DIVISION I MINI-FEATURES:

018 BROOKE FORDE: MAKING THE EXTRA EFFORT

019 BEATA NELSON: UN-BEATA-BLE NELSON

021 ABBEY WEITZEIL/CAL BEARS: THE OTHER CHAMPIONS

022 LILLY KING: LILLY’S LEGACY

024 WOMEN’S NCAA DIVISION I PHOTO GALLERY
photos by Peter H. Bick

026 THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
by Dan D’Addona and David Rieder
The depth of Cal’s Golden Bears was on full display at this year’s men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, proving they were the best team in the nation.

MEN’S NCAA DIVISION I MINI-FEATURES:

028 DANIEL CARR: SECOND CHANCE PAYS OFF

029 SILVER LININGS FOR SECOND-PLACE TEXAS

031 DEAN FARRIS: DEAN OF THE POOL

032 MEN’S NCAA DIVISION I PHOTO GALLERY
photos by Peter H. Bick

034 STILL NO. 1
by Andy Ross, Cathleen Pruden, Olivia Wile and Grace Nordquist
All of the schools that won college national championships last year for NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA repeated as champions in 2019. Their winning streaks range from two to 45!

038 ’59 MICHIGAN TEAM STILL “THE GREATEST OF ’EM ALL”
by Bruce Wigo
For overall strength as well as balance in all the strokes, distances and diving, no team in history has ever dominated the men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships like the 1959 University of Michigan Wolverines.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: FRANK KEEFE
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: CONDITIONING TO OPTIMIZE TECHNIQUE (Part 2)
by Rod Havriluk
As explained in Part 1, there are three types of sets that are critical to emphasizing technique: skill sets, transition sets and test sets. Part 2 presents strategies to integrate these three sets into a conditioning program.

041 SPECIAL SETS: TRAINING FOR THE 200 FLY
by Michael J. Stott
Coach Sean Farrell’s recent success with distance flyers at the Cheshire YMCA/Sea Dog Swim Club in Connecticut results from having good athletes, a defined sense of how to train them and a philosophy focused on training the whole athlete.

043 Q&A WITH COACH DAN MASCOLO
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN JULIA STEVENS
by Michael J. Stott

JUNIOR SWIMMER

046 UP & COMERS: MORGAN RAZEWSKI
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 BEYOND THE YARDS

013 OFFICIAL WORD

040 DID YOU KNOW? ISHOF’S FIRST HONOREES: A “SPORTS SPECTACULAR”

047 GUTTER TALK

048 PARTING SHOT

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