Ellie Smart Joins Board of Directors for International Swimming Hall of Fame

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Ellie Smart Joins Board of Directors for International Swimming Hall of Fame
Fort Lauderdale, 6/10/2024 – The International Swimming Hall of Fame proudly announces the
appointment of Ellie Smart to its esteemed Board of Directors. Smart, a leading figure in high
diving, brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for the sport to the organization.
At just 29 years old, Smart has been described by a former FINA official as a “great
entrepreneur” and “the number one ambassador for high diving.” Beginning her diving journey
at age five, she competed collegiately at the University of California, Berkeley before
transitioning to high diving. Smart debuted in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2017 and
secured a permanent spot in the 2019 season, finishing the 2022 season ranked #1 in the USA
and #3 globally.
Smart currently represents Team USA in international competitions and is a key figure in the
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. In addition to her competitive achievements, she founded
High Dive Global (formerly The International High Diving Institute) in 2021. The company
focuses on developing high diving by providing training opportunities, hosting events, and
fostering a community for athletes, coaches, and fans. High Dive Global notably partnered with
Utah Olympic Park to create the USA’s first high diving training platform.
Smart’s commitment to the environment led her to establish the Clean Cliffs Project in 2017.
This initiative aims to raise awareness about global pollution and promote sustainability through
adventure activities. By traveling to some of the world’s most beautiful locations and hosting
local beach cleanups, Smart educates communities on the effects of pollution and encourages
environmental stewardship.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ellie Smart to our Board of Directors,” said Dr. William Kent,
Chairman of the Board of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. “Her impressive track
record in high diving and her dedication to promoting the sport align perfectly with our mission.
We look forward to working with Ellie to further elevate the International Swimming Hall of Fame
and honor the achievements of swimmers and divers around the world.”
As a board member, Smart will play a crucial role in shaping the future direction of the
International Swimming Hall of Fame and supporting its mission to celebrate the history and
achievements of divers at all levels. Her insights and leadership will be invaluable as the
organization continues to inspire and educate future generations of swimmers.
For more information about the International Swimming Hall of Fame and its Board of Directors,
please visit ishof.org.

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