The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is the mecca and international showplace for swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. The Museum, Library, and Archive contain the world’s largest collection of aquatic memorabilia and the single largest source of aquatic books, manuscripts and literature.
Located on the ocean side of the complex, the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum and Exhibition Hall, an elevated wave-shaped building occupying over 7,500 square feet, adorns the entrance to the Hall of Fame Aquatic Complex. Over 40 exhibits and displays illustrate the history of aquatic sports by recognizing both the world’s greatest swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming performers and the great moments in which they participated. The displays are designed not only to highlight the achievements of the great athletes but also to keep alive their memories. Johnny Weissmuller’s Olympic medals are a part of the world’s largest collection of aquatic Olympic medals, pins, badges, diplomas and certificates. Mark Spitz’s starting block used to win six of his seven 1972 Olympic gold medals is on view as are over 60 Olympic, national and club uniforms, warm-ups and swim suits.
International Swimming Hall of Fame
One Hall of Fame Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL