ISHOF Lifetime Achievement Award

this award recognizes the lifetime dedication and achievements in the swimming community.

Eddie Reese (USA)


In 2002, Eddie Reese was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Coach and was already considered one of the most successful swimming coaches of our time.

Jim Wood (USA)


A coach’s main job is not to take young athletes and create great swimmers, but to take young athletes and create great adults.” – Jim Wood

Greta Andersen (DEN/USA)


One of the greatest swimmers of all time, Greta Andersen burst on the world's stage when she won the gold medal for the 100 meter freestyle at the 1948 London Olympics.

John McLaughlin


In 1998, John was named “Diver of the Year” by divers and equipment managers.

Bob & Norma Maxwell


They met because they were divers.