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WI Swimming Hall of Fame 2020

Nominations for the WI Swimming Hall of Fame 2020 Class will be open until Monday, February 17th, 2020

Purpose:

To recognize the outstanding achievements of past Wisconsin Swimming athletes, coaches, and contributors. To inspire the current athletes, coaches, and members of Wisconsin swimming by recognizing the achievements of past contributors. To add a historical perspective to the annual Wisconsin Swimming Awards Banquet.

Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame Nomination Criteria:

A. Consideration for nomination to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame is open to all individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of swimming as a member of Wisconsin Swimming, Inc. (or its predecessor of the AAU) as an athlete, coach or contributor.

B.  Individuals who have received a lifetime ban, permanently resigned their membership, or been declared permanently ineligible for membership in USA Swimming do not qualify for nomination to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame.

C.  Nominees to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame individuals must have been a member of Wisconsin Swimming, Inc (or its predecessor) for at least five years.

D.  For consideration to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame individuals be at least 25 years old.

E.  Nominees to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame individuals must be at least 5 years from active participation in Wisconsin Swimming or USA Swimming in the context in which they are being selected (example: a coach member of Wisconsin or USA Swimming may be selected as an athlete 5 years removed from competition).

F.  Any individual can submit a nomination. Nominations shall be received by Monday, February 17th 2020. 

G.  There is no limit to the number of times an individual can be nominated to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame.

Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame Committee

A.  The Wisconsin Swimming Hall of fame Committee will be composed of:
Wisconsin Swimming Senior Vice-Chair
Wisconsin Swimming Coach Representative
Wisconsin Swimming Technical Planning Vice Chair
Wisconsin Swimming Records Chair
Wisconsin Swimming Senior Athlete Representatives (2) 
Up to 3 additional members appointed by the Wisconsin Swimming General Chair.

  Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame Selection Criteria

A.  Selection to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame is at the sole discretion of the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame Committee.

B. Selections to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame will be taken annually from the nomination list.

C.  Selections to the Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Fame will be determined by March 1st.

D.  Any Wisconsin Swimming athlete who has been named to a USA Swimming Olympic Team, US World Championship Team, US National Team or who is a World Record Holder, American Record Holder, World Junior Record Holder, or World Paralympic Record Holder will be given priority in selection to the Hall of Fame, upon receipt of nomination given annual inductee limits.

E.  Any Wisconsin Swimming coach who has placed an athlete on a USA Swimming Olympic Team, US World Championship Team, US National Team or who is a World Record Holder, American Record Holder, World Junior Record Holder, or World Paralympic Record Holder will be given priority in selection to the Hall of Fame, upon receipt of nomination given annual inductee limits.

F.  The Wisconsin Swimming Hall of Committee may select up to 3 members annually from the list of nominations in addition to the automatic selections listed above not to exceed 10 per year.

G. Criteria for selection shall include outstanding achievement to the sport of swimming, significant contribution to the sport, and demonstration of superior character and sportsmanship.

Wisconsin Swimming Induction

A. The induction ceremony shall occur annually during the Wisconsin Swimming Awards Banquet.

B. A Hall of Fame page will be created on the Wisconsin Swimming website and will include photos, and biography of all inductee.

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