International Swimming Hall of Fame

International Swimming Hall of Fame

International Swimming Hall of Fame
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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This museum features exhibits of swimming legends and the history of swimming as it evolved through different cultures and civilizations.
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James W
Richmond, VA56 contributions
Nov 2022
My wife is a swimmer, so this was something special she was looking forward to. Entrance was well marked and the place is under construction, so most of the exhibits were put away. We enjoyed what little we could see. Hopefully we will return someday when the renovation is complete.
Written November 19, 2022
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Adam
Boston, MA66 contributions
Feb 2022
Even though it is currently under renovations and only a limited area is open, I still managed to spend more than 4 hours taking in everything it has to offer. Reading and seeing aquatic athletes/coaches really rejuvenates even an amateur Master's water polo player in his late 30s to keep driving on. I also really wanted to take a dip in that amazing pool out back, even if it is for one lap. Perhaps another time when all the renovations are done, but definitely would recommend to any swimmer/water polo player of any age to visit.
Written February 22, 2022
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chrissnelson
Los Angeles, CA77 contributions
Jan 2022
It was half price, $4, as there were renovations going on. I had a free hour so I popped over here. I really liked the photography. If you are really into swim then you should visit.
Written January 27, 2022
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Wayne M
Durban, South Africa201 contributions
Dec 2018
My son was taking part in a swimming camp so were popped into see him and his team mates at the pool for a few hours. The facilities were fantastic.
Written October 18, 2019
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Rjmss
36 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The International Swimming Hall of Fame is undergoing a major renovation to the competition pools and according to the staff the museum as well. Hopefully the new improvements to the museum will include updated graphics, displays and better organized information. The current displays are copy-intense and even I who follow swimming and am an avid reader got bored. The 2019 Hall of fame inductees were not yet on display and current Olympian were sporadically represented. I so wanted to like this museum but was very disappointed.
Written September 30, 2019
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Karin
Montevideo, Uruguay87 contributions
Sep 2019
If you really, really enjoy competitive swimming and want to see the trophies and the old swimming suits used by the likes of Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller- go ahead and knock yourself out. But to the rest of the world it’s just... old pics, old swimsuits and a bunch of trophies. Sorry I probably am an ignorant of the wide and wise swimming world but I only give my honest opinion....
Written September 27, 2019
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LeeAnn1641
Highland Mills, NY207 contributions
Jul 2019
Stopped here to get a gift for a friend who is a competitive swimmer. The pools are under costruction but it looks to be beautiful upon completion. We didn't even have time to see the museum as our daughter was competing in volleyball at the convention center but if meeting Marlene at the gift shop was any sign of how things get run we will be back. Marlene is a breath of fresh air and made me feel like I belonged at the museum. She was friendly and a wealth of knowledge . My daughter and I wanted to go back if anything just to spend time with her. The hall of fame is lucky to have her as their first face.
Written August 7, 2019
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SunSonia
Little Silver, NJ170 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
My daughter was very excited to swim at the Olympic pools of the international swimming hall if fame. The public parking lots nearby were full and we had to circle the area a few times around construction to find a spot for $10 for 3 hrs. As the website indicated, construction started and the pools are not open during the work as they are being redone. If you are coming to swim or see the pools - skip the trip. The store and museum are open. The museum has great content and memorabilia but is not current. There are no interactive exhibits and may not be inviting. I learned a thing or two and can’t wait to come back when the hall of game is redone. The store is a heaven for swimmers and prices are reasonable.
Written June 24, 2019
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drbonniek
Kralendijk, Bonaire76 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We learned a lot about the swimming world and the people who dedicated their lives for their passion. I learned more about the history of this sport and the Olympic Greats.
Great for the family
You won’t want to miss
They have 2 museums, large pools and a gift shop.
Written June 16, 2019
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Amos C
Mount Pleasant, SC704 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I enjoy going to all the Hall of Fames of each sport. We were in town for a vacation so I had to go. My son swam at the University of Louisville. Thus, I have an interest in swimming stuff.
It is located at Fort Lauderdale Beach. There is a parking lot there which has pay parking. (Why do you need to have pay parking in your own lot). The museum is actually in two separate buildings. I guess one is really the HOF and the other is a museum. There are two 50 meter pools that separate the buildings.
The HOF building is a decent size. There are decent displays there dating back tot eh early 1900s. I had two issues with the place. There are a million honorees which seems to be too many. HOF is for the very best. I have never heard of 90% of the honorees. The other issue is that each honoree was commemorated on a poster. Many of the posters are discolored. An example, Summer Sanders is a fairly young inductee. The plastic cover on her poster was almost yellow. That’s terrible.
The museum building was just ok. I was in and out of there in about 15 minutes.
Overall, it was neat to see all the swimming stuff and watch a few old videos at the displays. I was there for about 1 1/2 hrs. The cost to get in was just a bit high. I, as a swimming fan, was willing to pay but the casual person may not be willing to pay it. And, why charge to park.
Written March 24, 2019
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