International Swimming Hall of Fame
The International Swimming Hall of Fame ( ISHOF ) is the hall of fame for international swimming. It is located in Fort Lauderdale , Florida on the Atlantic Ocean . Its task is to honor outstanding achievements and contributions from athletes in the fields of swimming , water polo , water jumping and synchronized swimming , as well as trainers and sponsors of swimming.
The Hall of Fame was opened in 1965 by Olympic champion and actor Johnny Weissmüller . The wave-shaped building complex consists of a museum , a library and an archive and contains the largest collection of books , manuscripts , documents, memorabilia and other objects related to swimming.
Since its opening, 335 swimmers (including eight long-distance swimmers and 14 masters swimmers), 81 water divers, 36 water polo players, 22 synchronized swimmers, 77 coaches and 61 sponsors of swimming from 31 countries have been accepted into the hall of fame.
Admission to the Hall of Fame is decided by an international committee of more than 100 people. As a swimming athlete, you cannot be accepted until four years after the end of your career at the earliest and must be able to demonstrate outstanding international success. The selection criteria are (in order of importance):
- olympic gold medals
- World records
- Number of Olympic medals , participation in Olympic Games , finals
- World title
- Number of world titles
- World Cup and Grand Prix victories
- Victories at continental championships
- national championship title
- Failure to take part in the Olympic Games due to war ( 1916 , 1940 , 1944 ), boycott ( 1976 , 1980 , 1984 ), injuries or career interruptions
- reached milestones in swimming
For Masters swimmers, coaches and sponsors, special admission criteria apply, which are listed in the corresponding sub-lists.
Members of the Hall of Fame
In the following, all members admitted to the Hall of Fame since 1965 are listed separately according to (pool) swimmers, long distance swimmers, masters swimmers, water divers, water polo players, synchronized swimmers, coaches and sponsors. Some members have been accepted in more than one function (e.g. as water polo player and later as coach) due to their achievements, but they are only listed once in their most successful activity in the following sub-lists.
|Open water swimmers||3||0||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||9|
|Water polo player||5||0||3||1||12||0||0||3||0||1||4th||0||0||4th||0||0||0||3||36|
The countries grouped under otherwise are: Egypt (2 members), Algeria (1), Argentina (3), Belgium (2), Brazil (1), British Guyana (1), New Zealand (2), Austria (3), Peru (1), Solomon Islands (1), Spain (3), Suriname (1) and the Czech Republic (1). The numbers of the German members ( GER ) include the athletes from the GDR , those of the Russian ( RUS ) the athletes from the Soviet Union .
Members of Germany
|Surname||First name||Closed||born, died||category||admission|
|Bathe||Walter||M.||* 1892, † 1959||swim||1970|
|Bieberstein||Arno||M.||* 1883, † 1918||swim||1988|
|Brack||Walter||M.||* 1880, † 1919||swim||1997|
|Barrel night||Hans||M.||* 1950||swim||1992|
|favor||Fritz "Itze"||M.||* 1908, † 1992||Water polo||1990|
|Gunther||Paul||M.||* 1882, † 1945||Diving||1988|
|Hoppenberg||serious||M.||* 1878, † 1937||swim||1988|
|Rademacher||Erich "Ete"||M.||* 1901, † 1979||Swimming / water polo||1972|
|Intoxication||Emil||M.||* 1883, † 1954||swim||1968|
|Knight||Max||M.||* 1886, † 1974||Sponsor||1965|
|Schrader||Hilda||F.||* 1910, † 1966||swim||1994|
|Sietas||Erwin||M.||* 1910, † 1989||swim||1992|
|van Almsick||Franziska||F.||* 1978||swim||2010|
|Walz||Thank god||M.||* 1881, † 1943||Diving||1988|
|Zacharias||George||M.||* 1886, † 1953||swim||2002|
|Zürner||Albert||M.||* 1890, † 1920||Diving||1988|
|Surname||First name||born, died||category||admission|
|Neumann||Paul||* 1875, † 1932||swim||1986|
|Scheff||Otto||* 1889, † 1956||swim||1988|
|Choose||Otto||* 1879, † 1963||swim||1996|