The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) has completed another step in its ongoing merger with Swimming World Magazine.  Bill Kent, ISHOF Board Chairman and Brent Rutemiller, Publisher of Swimming World’s multi-media platforms, signed an agreement that transfers Swimming World stock to a newly created ISHOF holding company.  Rutemiller was hired to lead ISHOF and oversee the merger as ISHOF’s Chief Executive Officer last November.

The merger is ongoing and the stock transfer is just a formality that was timed to be completed after the City of Fort Lauderdale approved $27 million to renovation the Aquatic Complex and signed a 30-year lease for ISHOF to remain in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Our goal is to use Swimming World media properties to promote all aquatic sports and generate more income for ISHOF by converting Swimming World subscriptions into ISHOF memberships and Swimming World advertisers in ISHOF sponsors.  It is a unique marriage, but one that we are committed to making a model of how media platforms can be used to promote an institution as important as the International Swimming Hall of Fame,” said Rutemiller.

Over the next few month viewers will slowly see the merging of websites, logos, and newsletters that furthers the combined mission.

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Upcoming ISHOF Event

The International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) is proud to announce the 2018 Class of Inductees. The group of nine (9) outstanding individuals will be inducted at the IMSHOF’s annual ceremony to be held on Friday evening, September 28th, 2018, at 6:00 p.m..  The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in conjunction with the 2018 United States Aquatic Sports XXXVIX Convention.

The prestigious IMSHOF class of 2018 includes four swimmers, two divers, one synchronized swimmer, one water polo player and one contributor, from five (5) different countries: the USA, Austria, Germany, Brazil and Japan.

In addition to honoring the IMSHOF Honorees, ISHOF will be recognizing Swimming World Magazine’s Top Ten Masters Swimmers from 2017.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. (ISHOF), established in 1965, is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Recognized by FINA, the International Olympic Committee’s recognized governing body for the aquatic sports in 1968, its mission is to preserve the history of swimming, celebrate the heroes, promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of all children and adults, and connect older generations of swimmers to youth.


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