Save The Dates: ISHOF Hall of Fame ’20 and ’21 Classes Will be Inducted in Spring and Fall of 2021

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is inviting the entire aquatics community back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 16-17, 2021 to celebrate the belated induction of its Class of 2020 Honorees, Paragon Award winners, and ISHOF recognitions.

“We have secured an agreement with the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa to host 450 people in the spring of 2021.  We are being very proactive and optimistic that the Coronavirus will be under control,” said Brent Rutemiller – President and CEO for the International Swimming Hall of Fame.  “We have negotiated some exit clauses in our agreement, but for now we encourage everyone to “Save The Dates”!”

Expanding on ISHOF’s 2021 calendar, the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame will be held in conjunction with next year’s 2021 United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on September 24, 2021.  The names of those Honorees will be forthcoming early next year.

Rounding out the 2021 calendar year, ISHOF has secured a fall date to celebrate its International Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2021 with an expanded program.  The fall ISHOF induction will return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 8-9, 2021.  We are in the early stages of combining our event with other entities and possibly having an official celebration of the renovated aquatic center and construction of 27-meter-high diving tower.


Here Are the International Swimming Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees Now scheduled on April 16-17, 2021:


Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer Confirmed As Induction Event Co-Emcees

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Ceremony is shaping up to be a star-studded weekend with ISHOF Honoree and Sullivan Award Winner, Debbie Meyer, and double Olympic gold-medalist, ISHOF Honoree, and everyone’s favorite Olympic swimming broadcaster, Rowdy Gaines acting as co-emcees and hosts of the induction.


Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer will co-emcee the 2021 ISHOF Induction Ceremony Photo Courtesy:

Make your plans now!  ISHOF Members can purchase the Complete Weekend Package (see below) and save! (Get info on membership here.) Can’t attend the event? Donate to ISHOF to support our honorees.

Here Are The Paragon and ISHOF Award Recipients That Will Be Honored on April 16th, 2021:

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The Paragon Awards are part of ISHOF’s 56th Annual Hall of Fame Honoree Weekend, April 16-17, 2021.  For ticket information visit or call 570 594-4367.  For more information about the Paragon Awards,

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ISHOF Specialty Award Recipients:

The Induction Weekend Schedule, Reservations and Ticket Information

Friday, April 16, 2021

Paragon & ISHOF Awards Night

  • 5:30 pm Cocktails
  • 6:30 pm ISHOF and Paragon Awards

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Honoree Induction Day Luncheon – Meet Rowdy Gaines and go on a behind the scenes tour of the Aquatic Complex construction.

  • 11:30-1:00 pm Luncheon

Official 56th International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

  • 5:30 pm VIP Reception – Ocean Terrace
  • 6:30 –10:00 pm Induction Ceremony & Dinner – Ocean Ballroom

Ticket Information

*See all ticket options here.

Questions: contact Meg Keller-Marvin at or 570-594-4367

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