Give today to help preserve the history of swimming, celebrate the heroes, and promote the benefits of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, water safety, and quality of life!
For the first time, International Swimming Hall of Fame has joined the #GivingTuesday movement, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of people giving back and supporting causes that improve their local communities and make a difference worldwide. Through Giving Tuesday, ISHOFs goal is to raise funds to support its purpose of promoting the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, and quality of life. ISHOF also strives to teach the importance of water safety for children and recognize the critical role coaches and educators make to the sport of swimming.
“Swimming has given me so much in my life,” says Steve West, current masters swimmer, and former collegiate swimmer for the University of Michigan, NCAA champion, and U.S. National Team member. “Through swimming, I have first and foremost been able to enjoy a sport that keeps me healthy and is something I can do forever! Competing in swimming has taught me important life skills; discipline, hard work, dedication, and teamwork. The people in this sport are a family, taking care of and supporting each other. I owe my life to the sport of swimming and that’s why I will donate to ISHOF on #GivingTuesday,” added West.
As a not-for-profit educational organization, ISHOF fulfills its purpose through the operation of the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The museum is a unique display dedicated to the history, memory, and recognition of the famous swimmers, divers, water polo players, synchronized swimmers, and persons involved in life saving activities and education throughout the world. These athletes and their accomplishments inspire, educate, and serve as role models for all those who experience the hall of fame.
To make a donation to the International Swimming Hall of Fame, please visit the ISHOF website. Donations can be made in any dollar value and can be made in the name of a loved one who is a swimming enthusiast. To be a part of ISHOF all year long, become an ISHOF member! Membership benefits include mention in our annual yearbook, access to Swimming World Magazine online vault, an opportunity to attend the annual induction ceremony in Ft. Lauderdale, ISHOF swag, and more.
International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of Florida. Contributions to ISHOF are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. ISHOF’s tax identification number is 59-1087179. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR FROM THE WEBSITE, www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. You can find out more about us on guidestar.org under International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc.