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INTERNATION SWIMMING HALL OF FAME AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER
August 2014
In This Issue
AMY VAN DYKEN
VISITORS
THE LED SAFERSWIMMER
NEW PUBLICATIONS
UPCOMING EVENTS
REMEMBERING THE DUKE OF SWIMMING
REMEMBERING JUNE KRAUSER
REMEMBERING PETE DICROCE
REMEMBERING GEORGE GATE
REMEMBERING BARBARA EATON
REMEMBERING LOUISE WING
 
 
 
Dear Members and Friends of ISHOF,
We've lost some great aquatic personalities in recent months. While their loss is a great tragedy, their accomplishments and lives will forever be remembered in the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Please, if you are not already a member, JOIN NOW, so we can continue to preserve the past, educate the present and be an inspiration for future swimmers. Every dollar makes a difference.
 
Sincerely,
Bruce Wigo
President / CEO
The Int'l Swimming Hall of Fame
 
 
Hall of Fame Swimmer Amy Van Dyken- Rouen takes first steps since accident

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in a horrific ATV crash earlier in the summer, in which she severed part of her spine and was rendered partially paralyzed.

Following the terrible injury, she appeared on the "Today" show and vowed to walk again.

On Thursday, with the aid of a walker and a device used to help mobilize the legs, Van Dyken-Rouen took her first steps, just over 2 1/2 months after the accident. Watch her taking her first steps:

 
 
Visitors
David and Beth Yudovin (pictured with Bob Duenkel) visited Florida and ISHOF in preparation for Davids São Tomé swim off the western coast of Central Africa, which he successfully completed in 6h 11min. David will get inducted into ISHOF on September 20 in Scotland.
Mark McCabe, Jim Foley's grandson pointing at his grandfathers exhibit at ISHOF. Jim was a high diver that died in a high dive attempt.
Diana Varnava, 10 year old swimmer from Moscow visited our museum with her mother. Diana was in town for a training camp at Pine Crest.
 
 
New
Product @ ISHOF:
The LED SaferSwimmer
lighted SSD
Contact Laurie at lauriem@ishof.org
for more info.
 
 
New Publications
 
JEFF FARRELL
My Olympic Story
 
SHEILA
TAORMINA
Swim Speed Strokes
 
 

Upcoming Events

 

Celebrating the Life of June Krauser September 7th 2014, 2pm, ISHOF

 

International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Induction in Jacksonville September 19, 2014

 

Special International Hall of Fame Induction of Six Open Water Swimmers; September 20, 2014

Isle of Bute, Scotland

 
 

Remembering the DUKE of Swimming

New York Times August 22, 2014

Before Jackie Robinson, Duke Pao Kahanamoku blazed trails in race relations and brought the spirit of Aloha to the world. The greatest swimmer the world had ever seen is pictured here with fellow Olympic greats, Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weissmuller, in Fort Lauderdale, at the opening of ISHOF in 1965.

 
 
Remembering June Krauser
The mother of Masters Swimming

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE - June Krauser, a leading figure in the development of Masters Swimming and the Special Olympics passed away on Saturday August 2, 2014. She was 88 years-old. Known primarily as the "Mother of Masters Swimming" around the word, Krauser also played important, but lesser known roles in the creation of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) and the Special Olympics.
 
June was also remembered in the New York Times. Read article here:

 

 
 
Remembering "Crazy"
Pete DiCroce

 

FLL - On August 15, 2014 International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Diving Inductee, "Crazy" Pete DiCroce passed away at the Miami Veterans Hospital. He was 76. Pete's longtime coach & friend, Tim O'Brien, was by his side. The International Swimming Hall of Fame is full of the legends of our sports but few can match the adventurous life that Crazy Pete led.

Read more:

Pete DiCroce's write up:

Pete's Hall of Fame Life:

 
 
Swimming Pioneer George Gate Dies at 89
 

PIERREFONDS, Canada, August 19. Canadian swimming pioneer and 1989 ISHOF Honoree George Gate died at the age of 89 at his home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease according to the Montreal Gazette.

Read more:

 
 
Remembering Barbara Eaton
 
Barbara Stearns Eaton, 90, passed away on August 13, 2014 five days shy of her 91st birthday. Barbara's lifelong passion was synchronized swimming. She developed a love for the sport early in life swimming for American University. See more at:
 
 
Remembering Louise Wing
 
2004 Masters Hall of Fame Inductee, Louise Horatia Wing, passed away at the age of 95 in Swampscott after a long life full of adventures and achievements.
She had a lifelong interest in Girl Scouts, swimming, and music and will be remembered as a passionate performer, intense competitor, and dedicated promoter of the activities she loved. To the end of her life she took a special interest in children and never seemed to tire of encouraging them in sports and music. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred A Wing. Read more:
 
 
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