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Class of 2022[]

  • Craig Beardsley (USA) – Honor Swimmer
  • Natalie Coughlin (USA) – Honor Swimmer
  • Michael Klim (AUS) –   Honor Swimmer
  • Jon Sieben (AUS) –  Honor Swimmer
  • Daichi Suzuki (JPN) –  Honor Swimmer
  • Marilyn Bell (CAN) –  Honor Open Water Swimmer
  • Matthew Mitcham (AUS) – Honor Diver
  • Ursula Carlisle (AUS) – Honor Coach
  • Peter Hürzeler (SUI) – Honor Contributor
  • Carol Zaleski (USA) - Honor Contributor
  • Mirko Vicevic (YUG/MON) - Honor Water Polo Player

2022 Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees[]

  • Doris Steadman (USA) Honor Masters Swimmer
  • Dr. Jane Katz (USA) - Honor Masters Contributor
  • Birte Hohlstein (GER) - Honor Masters Artistic Swimmer
  • Edith Bohm (GER) - Honor Masters Swimmer
  • Olga Kokorina (RUS) - Honor Masters Swimmer
  • Shigehisha Sekikawa (JPN) - Honor Masters Swimmer
  • Guenther Wolf (GER) Honor Masters Water Polo Player

2022 Paragon Award Recipients[]

  • Ellaine Cox (USA) - Competitive Swimming
  • Al Beaird (USA) - Water Polo
  • Julie Alhering (USA) - Competitive Diving
  • Margaret MacLennan (CAN) - Synchronized Swimming
  • Arturo Abraldes Ph.D. (ESP) - Aquatic Safety
  • Kent Williams PPOA (USA) - Recreational Swimming

2022 ISHOF Specialty Awards[]

  • Michael Loynd (USA) - Buck Dawson Authors Award:
  • The Watermen: The Birth of American Swimming and One Young Man’s Fight to Capture Olympic Gold
  • Jordan Whitney-Wei (USA)  - 2021 Buck Dawson Authors Award:
  • Katharine Whitney Curtis – Mother of Synchronized Swimming
  • Russell Weaver (USA) - ISHOF Service Award
  • James S. O’Connor (USA) - Judge G. Harold Martin Award
  • Patricia Cirigliano (ARG) - Virginia Hunt Newman Award  
  • Julia Meno (USA) - John K. Williams, Jr. International Adaptive Aquatics Award

Class of 2012[]

Domenico Fioravanti Italy (also known as ITA) Flag of Italy - In 2000, Fioravanti became the first Italian swimmer to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games, winning both the 100m and 200m breaststroke races.

József Szabó Hungary (also known as HUN) Flag of Hungary - Won the Olympic gold medal in Seoul along with one World Championship and three European Championships in the 200m breaststroke.

Gustavo Borges Brazil (also known as BRA) Flag of Brazil - Competed in four Olympic Games, 1992 - 2004, winning four Olympic medals (two silver & two bronze in the 100 & 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle relay)

Tian Liang China (also known as CHN) Flag of the People's Republic of China - Off the ten-meter platform, he won two gold, one silver & one bronze medal in 2 Olympic Games (2000 & 2004) and won three time World Championship titles (1998 & 2001).

Jill Sudduth United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States - Won gold in the team and duet events at the 1994 World Championships and was a member of the 1996 US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team that received a perfect score and also won the gold medal.

Jesus Miguel Rollan Prada Spain (also known as ESP) Flag of Spain - One of the all-time great goalkeepers, he participated in five Olympic Games, winning one gold (1996) & one silver medal (1992).

Chad Hundeby United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States - Won FINA's 1st Open Water World Championship (1991), broke a 16-year-old English Channel Crossing record in 1994 and won almost every major long distance race in the world during his career.

Laszlo Kiss Hungary (also known as HUN) Flag of Hungary - As Hungarian National Team Coach for more than 40 years, his swimmers won 10 Olympic & eight World Championship medals.

Frank Kurtz United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States - In the era of American domination, he was the first U.S. diver to qualify for three Olympic teams, won the bronze medal at the 1932 Olympic Games in 10m platform and later became a famous as World War II pilot.

Eldon Godfrey Canada (also known as CAN) Flag of Canada - Over thirty-eight years of involvement in international aquatic sport administration as diving judge, FINA Bureau Member (1996-2009), President of UANA 2007-2011 and now Honorary Member of the FINA Bureau.

Dr. Julio Maglione Uruguay (also known as URU) Flag of Uruguay - When elected President of FINA in 2009, it capped a career of lifetime service to international sports that began in 1955 as a swimmer in the Pan American Games and which has included positions as President of his National Swimming Federation, the Confederacion Sudamericana de Natacion, UANA and membership on the IOC, to name a few.