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Abdellatief Abouheif Egypt
Abdellatief Abouheif, Egypt - Open Water Swimmer 1953-1972

January Honoree Birthdays


 1 - Willy den Ouden* (NED) - read bio
      Lina Kaciustye (URS) - read bio
      Ford Konno* (USA) - read bio
 2 - Lynne Cox (USA) - read bio
      Don Gambril (USA) - read bio
      Mark Schubert (USA) - read bio
 3 - Peg Seller* (CAN) - read bio
      Chris von Saltza (USA) - read bio
 4 - Patty Caretto (USA) - read bio
      Kay Curtis* (USA) - read bio
      Josephine McKim* (USA) - read bio
      Wally Ris* (USA) - read bio
      Hilde Schrader* (GER) - read bio
 5 - Alexander Jany (FRA) - read bio
      Carolyn Schuler Jones (USA) - read bio
 6 - Masaru Furukawa* (JPN) - read bio
      Murray Rose* (AUS) - read bio
      Margaret Woodbridge* (USA)- read bio

 7 - David Theile (AUS) - read bio
 8 - Zoran Jankovic* (YUG) - read bio
      Eva Novak* (HUN)- read bio
      Masanori Yusa* (JPN)- read bio
 9 - Greta Johanson Brandsten* (SWE) - read bio
      Vladimir Vasin (URS) - read bio
10- Karen and Sarah Josephson (USA) - read bio
      Michele Mitchell (USA) - read bio
      Xiangxiong Mu (CHN) - read bio
11- Tracy Caulkins (USA) - read bio
      Xiong Ni (CHN) - read bio
      Walt Schlueter (USA) - read bio
      Jihong Zhou (CHN) - read bio
13- Ralph Thomas* (GBR) - read bio
14- Helen Crlenkovich* (USA) - read bio
      Taylor Drysdale* (USA) - read bio
      Leonid Meshkov* (RUS) - read bio
15- Maria Lenk* (BRA) - read bio
      Betsy Mitchell (USA) - read bio
17- Dawn Fraser (AUS) - read bio
      Harry LeMoyne, Sr.* (USA) - read bio
      Dale Petranech* (USA) - read bio
      Dick Smith* (USA) - read bio
      Nel van Vliet* (NED) - read bio
18- Michael "Turk" McDermott* (USA) - read bio
      Tsuyoshi Yamanaka* (JPN) - read bio
19- Evgeni Sadovyi (EUN) - read bio
      Matthew Webb* (GBR) - read bio
20- John Naber (USA) - read bio
      Hjalmar Johanson* (SWE) - read bio
21- Lillian MacKellar* (NZL/CAN/USA) - read bio
      Alexander Sostar (SRB) - read bio
22- Ludy Langer* (USA) - read bio
      Karen Moe (USA) - read bio
      Martha Norelius* (USA) - read bio
23- Georga Coleman* (USA) - read bio
      Allen Stack* (USA) - read bio
24- Jim Montgomery (USA) - read bio
      Richard Papenguth* (USA) - read bio
25- Irina Lashko (USSR/RUS/EUN/AUS) - read bio
      John Trudgen* (GBR) - read bio
26- Charles Smith* (GBR) - read bio
28- Libby Trickett (AUS) - read bio
29- Greg Louganis (USA) - read bio
      Petra Schneider (GDR) - read bio

      Earl Clark* (USA) - read bio
      Giorgio Lamberti (ITA) - read bio
      Petra Thumer (GDR) - read bio
      Xiuwei Zhang (CHN) - read bio
30- Abdellatief Abouheif (EGY) - read bio

31- Shirley Babashoff (USA) - read bio
      Sylvie Bernier (CNA) - read bio
      Richard Quick* (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

Bruce Wigo Inducted Water Polo Hall of Fame
Bruce Wigo Inducted Into USA Water Polo Hall of Fame

In December 2020, after a four month delay due to COVID-19, USA Water Polo feted its 2020 Hall of Fame class of honorees. It was worth the wait as new inductees Gavin Arroyo, Kelly Rulon, Gary Robinett, Elsie Windes and Bruce Wigo, along with previous Hall of Fame honorees, were recognized in an online ceremony streamed on YouTube and Facebook.

Wigo was the former CEO of ISHOF and one of the most influential polo administrators in the country for 13 years (1991-2004) as the executive director of US Water Polo.

Read More about Bruce Wigo
Ted Haartz Passes Away
2013 MISHOF Honoree Ted Haartz Passes Away on New Year's Day, 2021

Frederick “Ted” Haartz, who spent more than four decades as an administrator at the highest levels of U.S. Masters Swimming, died on Jan. 1.  Haartz was 92 years old.  

Haartz swam at Tufts University and competed in Masters swimming starting in the 1970s. He was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2013.

Haartz became synonymous with the Top Ten Times list that he established and maintained across all of the Masters age groups for more than a decade. For many years, he was an active volunteer from the local to national level for various swimming organizations including US Masters Swimming and USA Swimming. 

In the pool, Haartz set five Masters world records and 11 Masters American records. A breaststroke specialist, he competed over 10 age groups from 1971 on and was present at every long-course Masters Championship from 1973-2010.

Read More about Ted Haartz

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