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Stefani Clausen-Fryland, Denmark
Stefani Clausen-Fryland (DEN) was Denmark's first gold medal winner in swimming or diving, winning the high dive in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.

April Honoree Birthdays

 1 - Stefani Clausen-Fryland (DEN) - read bio
      Jack Cody* (USA) - read bio
      Ting Li (CHN) - read bio
 2 - Sherman Chavoor* (USA) - read bio
      Brian Goodell (USA) - read bio
      Louis Kuehn* (USA) - read bio
      Ivo Trumbic* (CRO/YUG/NED) - read bio
 3 - Patty Robinson Fulton (USA) - read bio
      Valerie Gyenge* (HUN) - read bio
      William Prew* (USA) - read bio
      Nida Senff* (NED) - read bio
      Eva Szekely* (HUN) - read bio
4 -  Bruce Hopping* (USA) - read bio
      Jesus Miguel Rollan Prada* (ESP) - read bio
 5 - Peter Biros (HUN) - read bio
      Djurdjica Bjedov (YUG) - read bio
      Franziska van Almsick (GER) - read bio
 6 - Rica Reinisch (GDR) - read bio
      Alberto Zorrilla* (ARG) - read bio

 7 - Giuseppe D'Altrui* (ITA) - read bio
      Bob Muir* (USA)- read bio
      Ted Stickles (USA)- read bio
 8 - Anastasia Ermakova (RUS) - read bio
 9 - Andras Bodnar (HUN) - read bio
10- Kevin Berry* (AUS) - read bio
      Pete Desjardins* (USA) - read bio
11- Chuanyu Wu* (CHN) - read bio
12- Peter Daland* (USA) - read bio
      Masako Kaneko (JPN) - read bio
      Phil Moriarty* (USA) - read bio
      Helen Vanderburg (CAN) - read bio
13- Cliff Lumsdon* (CAN) - read bio
15- Dara Torres (USA) - read bio
      Enith Brigitha (NED) - read bio
16- Thea De Wit* (NED) - read bio
17- Nancy Hogshead (USA) - read bio
      Penny & Vicky Vilagos (CAN) - read bio
      Herman Willemse* (HOL) - read bio
18- Joe Bottom (USA) - read bio
      Carin Cone (USA) - read bio
      Brenda Villa (USA) - read bio
20- Harold Fern* (GBR) - read bio
21- Alex Baumann (CAN) - read bio
      Rick Demont (USA) - read bio
      Danyon Loader (NZL) - read bio
      Eraldo Pizzo (ITA) - read bio
22- Judith Van De-Nijs (NED) - read bio
23- Martin Zubero (ESP) - read bio
      Mary Ann Kok (NED) - read bio
24- Yiming Xu (CHN) - read bio
25- Marco D'Altrui (ITA) - read bio
      Milena Duchkova (CZE) - read bio
      Tom Stock (USA) - read bio
26- Donna deVarona (USA) - read bio
      Ulrika Knape (SWE) - read bio
27- Hilda James* (GBR) - read bio
28- Simeon Boychenko* (RUS) - read bio
29- James Cameron* (GBR) - read bio
      Horacio Iglesias (ARG) - read bio
      Randy Reese (USA) - read bio
30- Donald Schollander (USA) - read bio
      Frank Cotton* (AUS) - read bio
      Charlotte Davis (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

Eddie Reese Retires
ISHOF Honor Coach Eddie Reese Retires: The End of an Era

Commentary: Eddie Reese Era Ended On a High Note; His Legacy Measures Far Beyond Title Banners

Just two days after guiding the University of Texas to its 15th NCAA title, legendary coach Eddie Reese announced he is retiring as coach of the Longhorns after 43 years at the helm in Austin. The following commentary was written by Swimming World’s Dan D’Addona following Texas’ latest championship march.

Eddie Reese won his first NCAA title as Texas swimming coach 40 years ago. Fittingly, on the 40th anniversary of that premier championship, the Longhorns won again. He led the Longhorns to plenty in between, too, with the 2021 title the 15th for Texas and for Reese in those 43 seasons, who has now led the Longhorns to a title in five different decades.

Fifteen titles is more than any other coach or program in history, which cements Reese’s legacy as the greatest college swimming coach of all time.

But his legacy isn’t necessarily the championships, but the non-championship seasons.

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ISHOF Salutes Women's History Month

ISHOF Honor Swimmer Lynne Cox
ISHOF Honor Swimmer Lynne Cox (USA)
2000 Honor Open Water Swimmer

Lynne Cox became the best cold water, long distance swimmer the world has ever seen.  Her 5 fot 6 inch, 180-pound frame of a body was at one with the water.  With a body density precisely that of sea water, her 36% body fat (normal is 18% to 25%) gave her neutral buoyancy.  Her energy could be used all for propulsion and not to keep afloat.  Propelling though the most treacherous waters of the globe is what Lynne Cox did best.

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Hilda James, ISHOF Honor Pioneer Swimmer
Hilda James: One of the Great Female Pioneers and Feminists!

To avoid attending Church of England religious education classes, which conflicted with her parents' religious beliefs, this 11-year old Liverpudlian was assigned to swimming classes at the Garston Baths.

Five years later, Hilda James was Great Britain’s best female swimmer and left for the 1920 Olympic Games with high expectations.  She was a trailblazer in the sport, but her swimming career was short-lived. 

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Passage: ISHOF Player and Coach, Ivo Trumbic, Croatian Gold Medalist in Water Polo, Dies at 86

Olympic water polo player Ivo Trumbic died on March 12 at the age of 86 in Zagreb.

Trumbic started his career in water polo as a goalkeeper, moved to defender, then coach; an Olympic legend and expert for all times. 

During his amazing career, after Montreal Ivo Trumbic was a much traveled expert consultant who never promised the impossible, but before every game he would say: “We’ll do our best, let’s compete.’’

In addition to coaching and giving hundreds of clinics, he wrote several water polo books and produced instructional video tapes, contributing to spread his knowledge all over the world.

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Celebrating Female Swimmers and Authors

Dover Solo: Swimming The English Channel
Dover Solo: Swimming The English Channel
Swim: Why We Love the Water - By Lynn Sherr
Swim: Why We Love the Water - By Lynn Sherr

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