NCAA Voice For Swimming Brian Gordon Joins ISHOF’s One in a Thousand Campaign



Long-time swimming contributor Brian Gordon has joined the One in a Thousand campaign, designed to help the Hall of Fame prosper during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Brian Gordon announcing the 2005 NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships. Photo Courtesy: Brian Gordon

“I’ve been a member for a long time,” Brian Gordon said. “When I think Hall of Fame, it dates back to my competitive days when the Hall of Fame and the pool went hand in hand. You didn’t have one without the other and I think we are trending with the renovations having that again hopefully. I went to Y Nationals and to the College Forum as a swimmer and then as a coach I would do the same thing. It always had my attention and as I said I’ve been fortunate to be on the honoree selection committee since the late 80s and always felt it was important to have the Hall honor the legacy of our sport as well as be a voice for the present and the future. Every little bit helps and I want to support it and keep it in the mainstream of competitive swimming, diving, and all the aquatic sports.


Photo Courtesy: Brian Gordon

Gordon first swam at the Hall of Fame pool in the late 70’s as a swimmer at Rider University and had been at numerous events on deck at meets at the Hall of Fame pool. Gordon’s voice is well known in the sport of swimming as he has been the public address announcer at numerous meets all over the world, calling world record swims from Michael PhelpsNatalie Coughlin and Ian Crocker, among many others.

He had announced the NCAA meet for a number of years with the last occurring in 2009 as he became the swimming and diving secretary rules editor for the NCAA with that term ending in 2017. He has been the voice of the SEC swimming and diving meet for a number of years.

Gordon was a former assistant to Hall of Fame coach Don Gambril at the University of Alabama, who helped him open some doors to become involved with the administrative side of the sport. He is currently still involved in the sport of swimming, announcing the SEC meet each year and has been involved in collegiate administration and been in the private sector for the last couple of years.

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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!

During these unprecedented times, the ISHOF Board is calling on every member in the aquatic community to make a small monthly commitment of support to show how special you are and how special the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to everyone.

Our goal is simple. If we get 1,000 people to simply commit $10, $25 or $50 per month, we will generate enough revenue to go beyond this Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis.” – Bill Kent – Chairman of the ISHOF Board

Those that believe in our vision, mission, and goals can join us in taking ISHOF into the future and be a part of aquatic history.”  – Brent Rutemiller – CEO and President of ISHOF

Since 1965, ISHOF has been the global focal point for recording and sharing the history of aquatics, promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and developing educational programs and events related to water sports. ISHOF’s vision for the future is to build a new museum and expand its reach by offering its museum artifacts digitally through a redesigned website.

The ISHOF Board of Directors is calling on all members of the aquatics community to make a small monthly commitment to show their dedication to aquatics and how special the International Swimming Hall of Fame is to everyone.

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