Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis recognized by ISHOF at Chamber’s “Salute to Broward”


On Friday, November 17, 2023 Matt McKean, Treasurer of ISHOF recognized Mayor Dean Trantalis of Fort Lauderdale with a special award (a replica of the 27M High Dive Tower) at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce: Salute to Business led by Dan Lindblade, President/CEO (see attached Program Billfold).  The Salute to Business Gala honors titans of industry in various industries throughout Broward County. The event draws more than 400 people each year.  Matt personally thanked Mayor Dean for supporting the mission for the new International Swimming Hall of Fame history and all of its life-saving programs moving forward.  This includes our exciting top-to-bottom transformation, recently approved by the City of Fort Lauderdale.


Over 330,000 sq ft will be spread out over two buildings and six floors that bookend the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center with its new 27-meter dive tower and competition pools, creating a work-play-swim campus that is connective and more immersive for visitors.  This project will transform the area, making it a magnet for education, recreation, culture, sport and cement Fort Lauderdale as the swimming and diving capital of the world.

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that we also presented this award to Commissioner Steve Glassman at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on September 29th. Commissioner Glassman serves on the ISHOF Board and is a fierce advocate for us. 

Thank you, Commissioner Glassman and Thank you Mayor Dean.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Salute to Business’s Program Billfold attachment:

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