US Swimmer Rebecca Soni To Be Inducted Into the International Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2021

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Rebecca Soni after her race at Nationals, 2009 Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Rebecca Soni is an American breaststroke specialist who is a six-time Olympic medalist. She is a former world record holder in the 100m breaststroke (short and long course) and the 200m breaststroke (short and long course). Soni was the first woman to swim the 200m breaststroke in under 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

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6x Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni Photo Courtesy: Arena

Meet Soni in person and hear her incredible life story at the ISHOF Induction dinner on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Become an ISHOF Legacy Member and attend the ISHOF Induction dinner for FREE. Can’t attend the event? Please consider donating to ISHOF, support Soni and our other inspirational honorees.

More About Rebecca Soni

Soni has won a total of 22 medals in major international competition. 14 gold, seven silver, and one bronze spanning the Olympic, World, Universiade, and the Pan Pacific Championships.

Aug 2, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Rebecca Soni (USA) competes in the women's 200m breaststroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. Mandatory Credit: Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports

Soni at the 2012 London Olympics Photo Courtesy: Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports

She burst onto the international scene at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games where she won three medals, two silvers and a gold. During those Games, she set the world record in the 200 breast, shocking Australian favorite Leisel Jones.  Four years later at the 2012 Olympics, Soni successfully defended her Olympic title in the 200m, again in world record time, becoming the first woman to do so in the breaststroke event.

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Rebecca Soni and Leisel Jones at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Photo Courtesy: Jerry Lai

She was named Swimming World’s “World Swimmer of the Year” in 2010 and 2011, and the “American Swimmer of the Year” in 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

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Rebecca Soni, American breaststroker Photo Courtesy: The Guardian

Make your plans now to attend October 9, 2021!  ISHOF Members can purchase the Complete Weekend Package (see below) and save! (Get info on membership here.) Can’t attend the event? Donate to ISHOF to support our honorees.

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees
Brendan Hansen – Swimming
Rebecca Soni – Swimming
Elvira Khasyanova– Synchronized (Artistic) Swimmer
David Marsh – Coach
Bob Duenkel – ISHOF Contributor

Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees
Clay Britt – Swimming
David Cotton – Diving
Kerry O’Brien – Coach Contributor
Rose Cody – Artistic Swimming

Paragon and ISHOF Specialty Awards
Eddie Reese – 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award
Teri McKeever – Competitive Swimming
Dave Burgering – Competitive Diving
Betty Hazle – Synchronized Swimming
Lynn Comer Kachmarik – Water Polo
Florence Werner – Recreational Swimming

*deceased

The Induction Weekend Schedule

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Honoree Induction Day Luncheon – Meet Rowdy Gaines and go on a behind the scenes tour of the Aquatic Complex construction

  • 11:30-12:30 pm Luncheon Followed By Tour

Official 56th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

    • 5:30 pm VIP Reception
    • 6:30 –10:00 pm Induction Ceremony & Dinner

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10 Person Table $3,500 and $5,000 (Prime location) options

HOTEL INFORMATION

Host Hotel: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Upscale retreat with private beach access, two pools, four restaurants, full service spa and oceanside bar. Location of the Saturday evening induction ceremony. ¼ mile south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 525-4000

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $259 per night

Book your group rate for International Swimming Hall of Fame

NOTE: RESORT FEE IS INCLUDED in the $259 rate

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $169 per night

Honoree Ceremony October 9, 2021
Start Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2021
End Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Last Day to Book: Friday, September 15, 2021

Book your group rate for Honoree Ceremony October 2021

Questions: contact Meg Keller-Marvin at meg@ishof.org or 570-594-4367

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