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Cesare Rubini (ITA), 2011 Honor Water Polo

November Honoree Birthdays

 2 - Cesare Rubini (ITA) - read bio
 3 - Carlos Giron* (MEX) - read bio
      Frank McKinney, Jr.* (USA) - read bio
      R. Jackson Smith* (USA) - read bio
 4 - Bartolo Consolo (ITA) - read bio
 5 - Otto Wahle* (AUT-USA) - read bio

 7 - Claudio Plit (ARG) - read bio
      Austin Rawlinson* (GBR) - read bio
      Max Ritter* (USA-GER) - read bio
      Robert Windle (AUS) - read bio
 8 - Tim Shaw (USA) - read bio
      Frank Guthrie* (AUS) - read bio
      Gail Johnson (USA) - read bio
      Penny Heyns (RSA) - read bio
      Jack Nelson* (USA) - read bio
      Nort Thornton (USA) - read bio
 9 - Olga Brushnikina (RUS) - read bio
      Florence Chadwick* (USA) - read bio
      Sharon Stouder (USA) - read bio
11- Francis Gorman (USA) - read bio
      Paula Jean Myers (USA) - read bio

12- Jason Lezak (USA) - read bio
      Sue Gossick (USA) - read bio
13- Budd Goodwin (USA) - read bio
14- Julio Maglione (URU) - read bio

16- Britta Steffen (GER) - read bio
      Alex Popov (RUS) - read bio
      Melvin Stewart (USA) - read bio
17- Jodie Henry (AUS) - read bio
      Robert Kipputh* (USA) - read bio
      Roland Matthes* (GDR) - read bio
      Robert Mowerson* (USA) - read bio
      Michael Wenden (AUS) - read bio
      Laura Wilkensen (USA) - read bio
18- Sydney Battersby* (GBR) - read bio
      Marjorie Gestring* (USA) - read bio
      Mercedes Gleitze* (GBR) - read bio
      Larissa Ilchenko (RUS) - read bio
      Alfred Nakache* (FRA) - read bio
20- Walter Brack* (GER) - read bio
      Karen Harup* (DEN)- read bio 
22- Juno Stover-Irvin Cox (USA) - read bio
23- Shane Gould (AUS) - read bio
24- Marcella MacDonald (USA) - read bio
      Istvan Szivos, Jr.* (HUN) - read bio

      Stan Tinkham (USA) - read bio
      Tracy Wickham (URS) - read bio
25- Terry Gathercole (AUS) - read bio
      Anthony Nesty (SUR) - read bio

      Clark Scholes* (USA) - read bio
      Noburu Terada* (JPN) - read bio
      Wendy Wyland* (USA) - read bio
26- Galina Prozumenshikova (URS) - read bio
27- Mustapha Larfaoui (ALG) - read bio
28- Kathy Ellis (USA) - read bio
      Hans Fassnacht (GER) - read bio

      Cecil Healy* (AUS) - read bio
      Anne Ross* (USA) - read bio
27- Rob Derbyshire* (GBR) - read bio
      Joan Harrison* (RSA) - read bio

      Hakan Malmrot (SWE) - read bio
27- David Berkoff (USA) - read bio
      Craig Wilson (USA) - read bio

See all honorees.  If you are an Honoree and we missed your birthday, please e-mail meg@ishof.org....we’d love to hear from you!
* = Deceased

GERTRUDE EDERLE (USA) 1965 Honor Swimmer
One Hundred and Fifteen Years ago, Pioneer Gertrude Ederle was born….
October 23

FOR THE RECORD:  OLYMPIC GAMES: 1924 gold (4x100m freestyle relay), bronze (100m, 400m freestyle); WORLD and NATIONAL RECORDS: 29 (from 1921 to 1925 - in 1922 she set 7 world records in the course of one 500m swim); First woman to swim the English Channel, 1926 (beating all previous times by men).

Gertrude Ederle's two greatest days in swimming were at Brighton Beach in 1922 and in the English Channel in 1926, the first as an amateur, the second as a professional.

At Brighton Beach, Miss Ederle broke seven world records at various distances in the course of a single 500 meter swim.  In England, she became the first woman to swim the English Channel.

Trudy's great Channel swim was 51 years after Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the Channel, had achieved the impossible, and it completely captured the public imagination because such swimming immortals as Annette Kellerman had tried and failed, claiming the feat completely beyond the limits of a woman's strength and endurance.  Gertrude Ederle not only swam the Channel but swam it faster than any man before her.

Gertrude Ederle, pioneer open water swimmer
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  The Beginning Phase of the 27-meter High Dive Tower

by Laura Voet, ISHOF Aquatic Center Manager

The time has come for us to dive into the precast concrete fabrication process.

A few pictures from our field trip to Gate Precast in Kissimmee on October 16, 2020.   We were there to select the color and textures for the dive tower and review the construction plans.

See more photos and read Laura's full update on the dive tower.

Past updates from Laura Voet:
October 13th - It is another great day at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.
The sun is shining.  Walls are going UP!  Foundation piles are being cut DOWN.  More digging in the DIRT! 
We have a great team of dedicated workers led by Hensel Phelps Construction Company working hard for our City.  The concrete fountain slab for the grandstand and pool filtration room was poured last week and this week a team of skilled masons have started on the concrete block work for the pool filtration building walls.  There are 35 piles that will  support the new dive tower over and the last several weeks the foundation team has been laboriously excavating and cutting them down to the correct height.  The entrance building piles are be excavated and the elevator foundation is being formed. 

See Laura's full update from October 13th here. 

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    Let’s hear it for Longtime ISHOF supporter, Dr. Jane Katz !!!!

Dr. Jane Katz, the 1999 Paragon Award winner in recreational swimming, has joined the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s “One in a Thousand” campaign, which is aimed at supporting the hall of fame during the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When I was in fourth grade, me and my three siblings would get into a car and we would drive to Fort Lauderdale during Christmas, and this went on for decades. It was great because it was the only place we were able to do that as a family and have warm weather. It was lots of fun and you would see the same people and we had lots of swim meets there too. It was so great to swim outdoors and it was so special,” Jane Katz said.


Read More about Jane Katz
Olympians Join One In a Thousand
Olympians launch the “One In a Thousand” Challenge for the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF).  Many ISHOF Honorees such as Mark SpitzJanet EvansDara TorresVladimir SalnikovJason Lezak and Rowdy Gaines, water polo player Brenda Villa, diver Greg Louganis, synchro swimmer Elvira Khasyanova and potential future hall of fame swimmer Anthony Ervin are supporting ISHOF’s “One In A Thousand” campaign.  We urge you to do the same.  Watch all-time great athletes in the new video just released.  
One In a Thousand
Support ISHOF and Become One in a Thousand!  
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