International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
The global focal point for recording and sharing the history of aquatics, promoting swimming as an essential life-skill, and developing educational programs and events related to water sports.
Welcome to the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum, the historic museum in Fort Lauderdale that serves as a central point for the study of the history of swimming in the United States and around the world. This museum was first opened in 1965 and honors swimmers and divers with various aquatic memorabilia such as Olympic medals, flags, swimsuits, and more.
In 1968 the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), which is the governing body for Olympic aquatic sports, designated this museum as the Official Repository for Aquatic History, making it one of the most important places to learn about swimming in the world.
During your visit, you will see exhibits such as a life-sized replica of Johnny Weissmuller, aka the 'World's Greatest Swimmer', as well as the ISHOF Honoree Alcove, Original Olympic Flag from 1920, The History of Swimming Hall, and much more. Head to the Huizenga Theater onsite for a quick film or presentation before you go!