Virginie Dedieu (FRA) to be inducted as Honor Synchronized Artistic Swimmer in 2024

SWIMMING – XI FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MONTREAL 2005 – 18-31/07/2005 – PHOTO: VINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING – VIRGINIE DEDIEU (FRA) / GOLD MEDAL


Virginie Dedieu is the most successful artistic swimmer from the country of France and one of the most impressive to ever come from the continent of Europe. Her combination of stunning artistry and technical excellence earned her three consecutive FINA World Championship solo titles (2003, 2005 and 2007). In 2005, while watching her free solo performance, the television commentator called Virginie the “perfect swimmer.”

Virginie was known for her unique moves based on her flexibility and her ability to move her body in ways never before thought of in artistic swimming. Her ability to command the attention of the crowd with her passion and choreographic excellence was beyond anything seen up to that time in artistic swimming.

Virginie is the only solo champion to come from a country that is NOT a powerhouse in artistic swimming. She stands out among other artistic solo champions. Most all solo champions is artistic swimming have had teams behind them that have scored medals in other events at the same World Championships. Virginie did not. She is unique not only because of this fact, but also because of her talent, and her influence as a choreographer. Virginie has worked extensively with Ona Carbonell, helping her achieve several medals in solo in World Championship and World Series meets.

Come join Dedieu and the rest of this year’s class of 2024 in Fort Lauderdale.  If you cannot join us, please consider making a donation.

To make a donation, click here: https://www.ishof.org/donate/

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

Honor Swimmers:

Lars Frölander (SWE)

Daniel Gyurta (HUN)

Dana Vollmer (USA)

1976 Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Gold Medal Relay Team (USA)

(Includes Shirley Babashoff, Wendy Boglioli, Kim Peyton*, Jill Sterkel)

Honor Divers:

Alexandre Despatie (CAN)

Yulia Pakhalina (RUS)

Wu Minxia (CHN) 2023

Honor Artistic Swimmer:

Virginie Dedieu (FRA)

Honor Water Polo Players:

Carmela “Lilli” Allucci (ITA)

Vladimir Akimov* (USSR)

Honor Coach:

Dennis Pursley (USA)

Honor Contributor:

Dale Neuburger (USA)

ISHOF 59th Annual Honoree Induction weekend

~ HOTEL INFORMATION ~

Host Hotel:  Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort & Spa

To make reservations click here: https://book.passkey.com/e/50757008

321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 467-1111.   Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night, 

Additional Hotel Option: 

Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

 Book your group rate for Honoree Ceremony

440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $169 – $199 per night

 ~ TICKET INFORMATION ~

Friday, October 4, 2024: Includes:   

The Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame (MISHOF) Induction Ceremony

The ISHOF Aquatic Awards presented by AquaCal and

The ISHOF Specialty Awards

Click here to purchase tickets:  MISHOF/AWARDS

Saturday, October 5, 2024: Includes  

The 59th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree Induction Ceremony

The Al Schoenfield Media Award and

The 2024 ISHOF Gold Medallion Award

 Click here to purchase tickets:   INDUCTION

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