International Swimming Hall of Fame Approved

The new masterplan and design for the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) and Aquatic Facility in Fort Lauderdale incorporates two iconic buildings that bookend the existing peninsula. At the western side is the ISHOF Museum building housing a 20,000 SF museum space along with ballrooms, event spaces and a roof top restaurant all with breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The Aquatic Facility is further integrated within the new building’s footprint through the inclusion of a new covered teaching pool.

The east building overlooks the beach creating a new monumental gateway to the Aquatic Facility with a playful design of the letters ‘SWIM’ and ‘DIVE’ on the facades. It also serves as a Welcome Center for the museum hosting a street side café, a new Ocean Rescue office for the city and leasable commercial space.

“The new ISHOF will catapult Fort Lauderdale and the International Swimming Hall of Fame to the top of the aquatic world and reestablish Fort Lauderdale as an international destination unparalleled in the aquatic community, says Brent Rutemiller, ISHOF President and CEO.

The grandeur of the design conveys an exciting, inspiring image of the great future being forged in Fort Lauderdale while respecting the city’s history supporting swimming and diving.

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