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International Swimming Hall of Fame

The International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum is a history museum and hall of fame, located at One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, … See more

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Nov 19, 2022
My wife is a swimmer, so this was something special she was looking forward to. Entrance was well marked and the place is under construction, so most of the exhibits were put away. We enjoyed what … Full review by James W
Feb 22, 2022
Even though it is currently under renovations and only a limited area is open, I still managed to spend more than 4 hours taking in everything it has to offer. Reading and seeing aquatic athletes/coa… Full review by Swimbikemd
Jan 27, 2022
It was half price, $4, as there were renovations going on. I had a free hour so I popped over here. I really liked the photography. If you are really into swim then you should visit. Full review by chrissnelson

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Official Hall for the Aquatics Sports
The International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum is a history museum and hall of fame, located at One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of swimming in the United States and around the World. Exhibits include ancient art and both reproductions and original art depicting famous moments in swimming history, swimwear, and civil rights, as well as memorabilia and artifacts belonging to persons who have promoted or excelled in aquatics. It is recognized by FINA as the official hall for the aquatics sports. ISHOF was incorporated in Florida as a non-profit educational corporation on November 23, 1964. Nine months later—in August 1965—a 50-meter pool, 25-yard diving well, and warm-up pool were completed. This initial part of the Swimming Hall of Fame complex was dedicated on December 27, 1965, witnessed by 4,500 swimmers and other spectators from all fifty states and eleven foreign countries. In 1968, the then-Swimming Hall of Fame became the first world-recognized hall of fame in any sport, when the 105-nation FINA Congress met at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City and endorsed the hall of fame as an “International Swimming Hall of Fame”. On June 16, 1969, the organization’s Articles of Incorporation were amended to reflect that the name was changed to “International Swimming Hall of Fame”. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to promoting the benefits of swimming as both an essential life skill and sport through the operation of the World Museum of Swimming and by immortalizing the achievements and contributions of those who have distinguished themselves in the following six branches of aquatic sports:
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