Dara Torres to Host ISHOF 2022 Induction Ceremony
FORT LAUDERDALE – The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) has announced that 12-time Olympic medalist, one of swimming’s most decorated athletes, Dara Torres, will be the emcee of her 2022 induction ceremony, which will be held on Saturday 15 October.e.
The ceremony will celebrate 18 inductees, including the international winners from the Class of 2021, who were unable to be inducted last year, due to Covid travel restrictions. Featuring some of the most recognizable names in the aquatic world spanning multiple eras, the Honored Class of 2022 is made up of record-breaking, program icons and innovative pioneers, contributing to unparalleled excellence in aquatic sports.
We hope you will join us in Fort Lauderdale for the induction ceremony!
The winners are, Swimmers: Craig Beardsley (USA), Natalie Coughlin (USA)), Michael Klim (Australia), Jon Sieben (Australia), Daichi Suzuki (JPN)open water swimmer: Marilyn Bell (CAN)Diver : Matthew Mitcham (Australia)water polo player: Mirko Vicevic (YUG/MON)Coach: Ursula Carlisle (Australia)Contributors: Peter Huerzeler (SUI), Carol Zaleski (USA)lifeguards: Doris Steadman (USA), Edith Bohm (Germany), Olga Kokorina (RUS), Shigehisha Sekikawa (JPN)Master Artistic Swimmer: Birte Hohlstein (Germany)Water Polo Masters: Guenther Wolf (GER)and Master Contributor: Dr. Jane Katz (USA) and will take place at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“As someone who has been around water practically all my life, I know firsthand that the highest the honor possible in our sport is immortality which is reserved for members of International Swimming Hall of Fame,” Torres said. “I am delighted to contribute to what will be a historic evening as ISHOF pays tribute to its new inductees.
The addition of these eighteen individuals will bring the total number of International Swimming Hall members of Fame at 787.
USA Swimming, Pentair, Swim Across America, Skechers, Hard Rock Casino are among some of the the sponsors of the evening.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame & Museum was established in 1965 as a nonprofit educational organization in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was recognized by FINA in 1968. ISHOF’s Mission is to preserve and celebrate aquatic history, to educate the general public about the importance of swimming as a key to water safety, drowning prevention, better health, improved quality of life and to inspire everyone to swim. ISHOF‘The collection of swimming memorabilia, art, photos and films, as well as archival materials and rare books from the Henning Library, make ISHOF the premier repository and scholarly research resource for swimming and aquatic history in the world.
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