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August Honoree Birthdays

1-Sammy Lee 
1-Gerard Blitz
2-Susie O’Neill 
2-Monique Wildschut 
3-Shelley Taylor Smith 
6-Paul Asmuth 
7-Gary Hall Sr. 
8-Shigeo Arai 
12-Ray Bussard 
13-Michael Klim 
14-Debbie Meyer  
14-Kieran Perkins 
15-Brendan Hansen 
15-Andy Burke 
16-Kristina Egerzegi 
18-Tom Malchow 
18-Arne Borg 
19-George Breen 
20-Charlotte Boyle 
24-Jon Sieben 
24-Duke Kahanamoku 
24-Inge de Bruijn 
25-Petria Thomas 
28-Janet Evans 
29-Milivoj Bebic 
30-Leisel Jones 
30-Mikako Kotani 
31-Cecil Colwin 
31-Ian Crocker 

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!

George Dad Center (at right) with Duke Kahanamoku
Duke Kahanamoku and Dad Center at the 1920 Olympic Games
 Who Was "Dad" Center?

No history of the Outrigger Canoe Club would be complete without inclusion of the name of George David “Dad” Center. He was one of the men who made the Club what it is today. He was a leader and a teacher. But to many of the boys and girls who later matured into Olympic champions, business leaders, and Club stalwarts, he was affectionately known as “Dad”.

Coach, Club Captain, Director and friend of the youth of our Club, he encouraged physical fitness, team effort, sportsmanship and loyalty in all.  Although most often known as a swimming coach, he was thought by many to be the “father of canoe racing” as he tried to revive the sport in the 1930s.

Read About George "Dad" Center
Old logo on left, new logo on right.
 Every Child a Swimmer

The International Swimming Hall of Fame recently acquired the trademark for Every Child A Swimmer, and we modified the ISHOF logo to rebrand it, pending board approval. We are also in the early stages of an ISHOF pilot program with Broward County Florida Schools where they will acquire information from kindergarten parents on their child’s swim proficiency with the ultimate goal of promoting swim lessons. #EveryChildASwimmer   Special thanks to Bill Kent, David Duda, Jeannine Santini, and Mike Dooley for overseeing this project.

2019 ISHOF Induction Ceremony medals
 Save the Dates: ISHOF Hall of Fame '20 and '21 Classes will be Inducted in Spring and Fall of 2021

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is inviting the entire aquatics community back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 16-17, 2021 to celebrate the belated induction of its Class of 2020 Honorees, Paragon Award winners, and ISHOF recognitions.

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Charlie the Savior book
 Drowning Prevention
Charlie the Savior

In 1997, young Charlie Hayes, asked his mother to see the set of the world’s #1 TV series Baywatch.  This was his last wish as he was suffering from terminal cancer. His wish came true. He met the legendary creator, director and producer, Greg Bonann. The love he received from Greg, the screenwriter Tai Collins and the actors, extended his life for a few months.

The international drowning prevention program “Charlie the savior” is inspired by this touching story. It reminds the need for safety measures offering education on swimming, resuscitation, personal survival, applied lifeguarding and lifesaving sport with cross-sectional and entertaining way.

Read more about Charlie the Savior program and book.

Read About Charlie the Savior
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2020 August Newsletter

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