INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME Featured on Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum”
Lauderdale – Host Don
Wildman examines the Host Don Wildman learns about a woman’s quest
for athletic glory in an episode filmed at the International Swimming Hall of
Fame, in Fort Lauderdale. The story features the famous two-piece swim-suit on
display at the Hall. Entitled “Swimming the Channel,” the episode is about
Gertrude Ederle’s two-year quest to prove that a woman was capable of swimming
the English Channel. Check your local TV
guide for time and channel.
Series Synopsis: Host Don Wildman scours the world’s greatest institutions,
unearthing extraordinary relics that reveal the secrets from the past. From
preeminent museums to unexplored archives, Wildman delves into extraordinary
tales of intrigue, daring and wonder.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame & Museum was
established in 1965 as a not-for-profit educational organization in the City of
Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was recognized by FINA, the international
governing body for the Olympic aquatic sports, in 1968. The
Mission of ISHOF is to PRESERVE and CELEBRATE aquatic history, to EDUCATE the general public about the
importance of swimming as the key to water safety, drowning prevention, better
health and a better quality of life, and to INSPIRE everyone to swim. ISHOF’s collection of swimming
memorabilia, art, photos and films, along with archival documents and rare
books in the Henning Library, make ISHOF the premier repository and academic
research resource for swimming and aquatic history in the world.
information contact Bruce Wigo at 954-462-6536 ext. 201, or email