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October 2021 Newsletter
Happy Birthday Mary T Meagher!!!
October 27th

October Honoree Birthdays

1 - Lorraine Crapp (AUS) - read bio
      George Hearn (GBR) - read bio
      Heinz Kluetmeier (USA) - read bio 
      Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) - read bio 
 3 - Mike Troy (USA) - read bio 
 6 - Klaus DiBiasi (ITA) - read bio
      Tom Jager (USA) - read bio
      Barney Kieran (AUS) - read bio
 8 - Matt Biondi (USA) - read bio
 9 - Terry Schroeder (USA) - read bio
      Laure Manaudou (FRA) - read bio
12- George Hodgson (CAN) - read bio
13- Ian Thorpe (AUS) - read bio
      Summer Sanders (USA) - read bio
14- Laurie Lawrence (AUS) - read bio
15- Guo Jingjing (CHN) - read bio
      Shelley Mann (USA) - read bio
      Jack Medica* (USA) - read bio
      Yasuji Miyazaki* (JPN) - read bio
16- Melissa Belote (USA) - read bio
      Patty Elsener (USA) - read bio
      Charles McCafree Jr.* (USA) - read bio
      Susan Pedersen (USA) - read bio
17- Arno Bieberstein* (GER) - read bio
      Ross Wales (USA) - read bio
19- Marilyn Bell (CAN) inducted in 2022
      Carlo “Papa” DiBiasi* - read bio
20- Ursula Happe (GER) - read bio
21- Georges Vallerey (FRA) - read bio
23- Gertrude Ederle (USA) - read bio
      Deszo Gyarmati* (HUN) - read bio
      Belle Moore* (GBR) - read bio

24- Carl Bauer* (USA) - read bio
      Paul Gunther* (GER) - read bio
      Petar Stoychev (BUL) - read bio
25- Kornelia Ender (GDR) - read bio
      Robert Webster (USA)- read bio 
26- Manuel Estiarte (ESP) - read bio
27- Mary T Meagher (USA) - read bio
      Fanny Durack* (AUS) - 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

"We're Getting Closer to the Finish Line on the Pools!"
As Ft. Lauderdale Aquatics Center Manager, Laura Voet says: “We’re getting closer to the finish line on the pools!” City of Fort Lauderdale 
City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation
Many thanks to HENSEL PHELPS and all of the tradesmen for their hard work.
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Texas Dedicates Eddie Reese Outdoor Pool in Honor of Legendary Coach

Eddie Reese has been the head men’s swimming coach at Texas since 1978-1979, and in his third season, the Longhorns captured their first national championship. Since then, the team has raised its total to national victories to 15, and that has made Reese the most decorated collegiate swimming coach ever. So, to honor their coach, the University of Texas constructed a new outdoor aquatic center named for Reese, and the pool was dedicated in a ceremony Saturday morning in Austin.

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ISHOF loses a great friend; Honor Contributor/Synchronized Swimming, 
Mrs. Dawn Bean


On the same day that synchronized swimming pioneer Joy Cushman died at 98, another pioneer in the sport also died. Dawn Bean, who along with Cushman were instrumental in the development of synchronized swimming as an international sport, died at 94.

Bean, who was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1996, had battled several forms of cancer over the years. She and her daughter Lea were both honorees as Lea was inducted into the Masters ISHOF as a Masters Synchronized Swimmer in 2016.

Dawn and Lea attended most Honoree Induction since their own ceremonies. Whenever she was battling cancer, she would say, “I just hope I feel well enough to travel to Fort Lauderdale to the Induction Ceremony!”

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ISHOF Honor Contributor and Pioneer in Synchronized Swimming, Joy Cushman, dies at age 98.

Joy Cushman, International Swimming Hall of Fame honoree, died on Wednesday. She was 98.

She was a member of United States Synchronized Swimming and represented the group on the United States Olympic Committee’s Executive Board from 1956-75. She was the USSS Chairperson from 1958-63 and was the FINA Synchro honorary secretary from 1960-72.

She was honored by ISHOF in 2018 as a pioneer and contributor.

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ISHOF Loses another Honoree:
Deryk Snelling, legendary Canadian swimming coach, has died at age 87

Deryk Snelling, legendary Canadian swimming coach, has died at age 87. His daughter announced his death on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

“This is Leslie Snelling Scabar. I just wanted to let my dad’s Facebook community know that he recently passed away at home from pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He lived a long, healthy and fulfilling life until the very end. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and a Celebration of Life will follow when Covid restrictions are lifted,” she wrote.

Former Canada Swimming CEO Pierre LaFontaine shared the message from Scabar, adding one of his own.

“I’ve been blessed to have worked with him, he was my best Man, Mentor, help shape Canadian swimming but also helped create world people and great competitors. Thank you for your passion!” Pierre LaFontaine wrote on his Facebook page. “It’s also time that we rekindle the Canadian Swimming Hall of Fame. We lost some great people/coaches in the last few years that need to be remembered, celebrated for the next generation of Coaches – National Coaching week in Canada.”

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Olympic Champion Brooke Bennett Wins Female Title At Swim For Alligator Lighthouse

More than 460 national and international participants competed in clear ocean waters off the Florida Keys Saturday during the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, an 8-mile open-water challenge.

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2021 October Newsletter

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