Lars Frölander to be inducted into ISHOF as Honor Swimmer ~ ninth Honoree representing Sweden

Swedish Swimmer Lars Frölander to be join the ISHOF Class of 2024

Swedish Swimmer, Lars Frölander is a six-time Olympian, competing in six consecutive Olympic Games (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012).  In the 1992 Olympic Games, he competed in the 4 × 200-meter freestyle relay along with teammates, Christer Wallin, Anders Holmertz and Tommy Werner. The Swedish team finished second behind the Unified Team.  In the 1996 Olympic Games, Frölander again finished second in the 4 × 200-meter freestyle relay with the Swedish team. This time the United States took the gold medal. Frölander also competed in the 100-meter freestyle, where he finished ninth in the heats but scratched the B-final, and in the 100-meter butterfly event, he finished a respectable 19th.

The pinnacle of Frolander’s career had to be when he captured gold in the 100-meter butterfly at the Centennial Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Several months prior he broke the world record in the men’s 100-meter butterfly twice (short course).

He is a nine-time World Champion and 12-time European Champion in the freestyle and butterfly events.  Frölander went on to win a total of 21 World Championship medals in his career: nine of them gold, seven silver, and four bronze.  14 of his World Championship medals were won at the Short Course Championships  

Lars attended university in the U.S.A., where he swam for Coach Eddie Sinnott in Dallas, Texas, (1995-1998) at Southern Methodist University.   One of the great swimmers in SMU history, Frolander dominated the pool during his career as a Mustang. Frolander was the 1998 NCAA Swimmer of the Year, winning the NCAA Championship in two events – the 100-yd freestyle and 100-yd butterfly. Frolander won the same pair of championships in 1997 and the 100-yd butterfly as a freshman in 1995.   

Come join Swedish Swimmer Lars Frölander and hear the rest of his amazing story, along with this year’s spectacular class of 2024 in Fort Lauderdale.  If you cannot join us, please consider making a donation.

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This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

Honor Swimmers:

Lars Frölander (SWE)

Daniel Gyurta (HUN)

Dana Vollmer (USA)

1976 Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Gold Medal Relay Team (USA)

(Includes Shirley Babashoff, Wendy Boglioli, Kim Peyton*, Jill Sterkel)

Honor Divers:

Alexandre Despatie (CAN)

Yulia Pakhalina (RUS)

Wu Minxia (CHN)

Honor Artistic Swimmer:

Virginie Dedieu (FRA)

Honor Water Polo Players:

Carmela “Lilli” Allucci (ITA)

Vladimir Akimov* (USSR)

Honor Coach:

Dennis Pursley (USA)

Honor Contributor:

Dale Neuburger (USA)

Additional Awards presented Saturday night:

Al Schoenfield Media Award:

Peter Diamond (USA)

ISHOF Gold Medallion Award:

Alex Blavatnik (USA)

ISHOF 59th Annual Honoree Induction weekend

 October 4-5, 2024 – Complete schedule will be forthcoming soon.


Host Hotel:  Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort & Spa

To make reservations click here:

321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 467-1111.

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night, 

Additional Hotel Option: 

Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

 Book your group rate for Honoree Ceremony

440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $169 – $199 per night


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