|Nicolas Granger 2016 MISHOF Honor Swimmer|
Nicholas Granger, 2016 MISHOF Honor Swimmer
and two-time Cancer Survivor – He’s One in A Thousand!
When asked why he wanted to join the International Swimming Hall
of Fame’s One in A Thousand Club, Granger said, “ISHOF was not even on
my radar, because in France, most of the Masters swimmers don’t even know that ISHOF
When I was awarded my first “Swimmer of the Year
” nomination in 2012, I discovered a new goal to strive toward, because as
a French Masters swimmer, you rarely if ever, are given that distinction.
Swimming has always been a great source of pleasure to me, especially
after my second bout with cancer in 2003 (first in 1991), and I decided to do
my best to become the first French swimmer to be inducted into MISHOF. That dream came true in 2016 and I’m so proud
about it, mostly because it was such a long time after my sickness….
Today, I look forward to being able to visit Fort Lauderdale, the
new pool and new museum. Swimming is
still one of the greatest pleasures in life, along with spending time with
my family. I expect our next vacation or
the next time a meet is held in Florida, we will finally be able to discover
I will always be grateful that I earned a spot as a member of the
MISHOF and am proud that I will always be some small part of the history of
Masters swimming. Thank you to ISHOF for doing so much for the memory of
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Nicolas Granger (FRA)
2016 Honor Masters Swimmer
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS (SWIMMER): World Points-781, Pre 1986
Points- 0, Total Points-781; Since 1993, he has competed in 5 age groups (25-29
through 45-49). 25 FINA MASTERS WORLD RECORDS
Nicolas Granger began competitive swimming as a six-year-old and
has been competing ever since. He was an outstanding age-group swimmer and
joined the French National Team as a sixteen-year-old in 1983. Ten years later,
while still a member of the national team he entered his first Masters meet in
the 25-29 age group. He finished the year in the Masters World Top-Ten and has
made the list every year since.
He has competed in six FINA World Masters Championships,
beginning in 1994, and has won a total of 23 Championship gold medals and six
silver. As a versatile swimmer, he has set 29 FINA Masters World Records, 17
long-course and 12 short-course, in the freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and
In addition, he has set or broken 55 European Masters records,
and 110 French Masters records. Swimming in the United States since 2015, he
also has broken five U.S. National Masters Records.
Nicolas is very proud of the fact that he has been his own coach
since 1989. He was also the Coach of the French Junior and A team from 1993
In 1991 and again in 2003, Nicolas was diagnosed with testicular
cancer. He says he was able to beat his cancer, not once, but twice, due to
practice, his routine and to his healthy lifestyle over the last 42 years. In a
nutshell: to SWIMMING.
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
About ISHOF Take a Virtual Tour
The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) museum opened
its doors to the public in December of 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That
same year, the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) – the governing
body for Olympic aquatic sports – designated the ISHOF museum as the “Official
Repository for Aquatic History”. In 2018, Sports Publications Inc,
publisher of Swimming World Magazine and its multi-media
platforms, merged with ISHOF to expand the museum’s reach and impact.
Today, ISHOF’s vision is to be 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. Show
your support for the sport of swimming by becoming a member of ISHOF.
ISHOF Vision Statement
To be 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 Mission Statement
To collaborate with aquatic organizations worldwide to preserve, educate and
celebrate history, showcase events, share cultures, and increase participation
in aquatic sports.
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