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Pilings in the dive well and competition pool
Pilings in the dive well and competition pool

ISHOF Construction Update

May 19, 2020

New construction photos thanks to Hall of Fame Aquatics Complex Manager, Laura Voet. Photos show new pilings being placed in both the dive well and the main competition pool.

Frank Piemme
 
MISHOF Honoree Frank Piemme
Passes Away at age 95

 

Masters Hall of Fame Swimmer Frank Piemme passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at age 95.

He was inducted in the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in 2004.

Frank Piemme is a native Californian, born in San Bernadino, January 8, 1925. He was raised in the, then, frontier San Joaquin Valley where he learned to swim in the Feather River. He collected rattlers on the family homestead on the Sutter Buttes and graduated from Taft High School in oil country, Kern County.

It was at Taft High where Frank, intending to be a diver, was persuaded by swimming Coach Zecher, to try swimming, at least before World War II curtailed high school sports. Read his complete bio

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Adolph Kiefer
 
Three Year Anniversary of Adolph Kiefer Passing

Three years ago, today, May 5, 2017, the Swimming Great, Adolph Kiefer passed away. As his grandson Robin said back then, "Departed for the great swimming pool in the sky!"

Before Rowdy Gaines, there was Adolph Keifer, one of the greatest ambassadors swimming has ever known.....

Adolph Kiefer was the first man in the world to swim 100 yds. backstroke under 1 minute. His backstroke records stood for 15 years, which is why swimming people universally acclaim him the greatest backstroker ever. 

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One in a Thousand
 ISHOF Wants to Know "Are you 'One in a Thousand?"
 

The International Swimming Hall of Fame wants to know if you are one in a thousand.  We think you are!  Show how special you are and become a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s “One In A Thousand” Club.  Help keep the International Swimming Hall of Fame moving forward toward a new vision and museum by joining now!

Join the One in a Thousand Club by helping ISHOF on a monthly or one-time basis.

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