Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Swiss Timing Board Member, Peter Hürzeler to be Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as Honor Contributor

Peter Hürzeler is the master of Swiss timekeeping technology – Swiss Timing. Since 1969, his organizational and creative skills have successfully delivered innovation, technology and timekeeping to Swimming. Throughout the decades, Hürzeler and his colleagues have invented and created many innovations in the Aquatic disciplines and other sports as well. What he has done in sports and technology in Swimming no one else has ever achieved.
Peter Hürzeler in Manchester in 2008
Since 1970, Hürzeler has spent 3,708 days on the road, engaged in sports timekeeping. This includes 17 editions of the Olympic Games, 36 Continental Games, a total of 19 swimming World Championships, 23 European Championships and over 300 athletics meetings.
Peter Hürzeler with Olympic Champion Michael Phelps
Come and meet Hürzeler in person and hear his incredible life story at the ISHOF Induction dinner on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Become an ISHOF Legacy Member and attend the ISHOF Induction Dinner for FREE. Can’t attend the event? Please consider donating to ISHOF, support Hürzeler and our other inspirational Honorees.

More about Swiss Timing:

Swiss Timing is the world leader for the provision of integrated services and technology solutions to the sports industry. The range of services Swiss Timing provides goes from Timekeeping, Data Handling which includes analytics tools, the display of results at the venues and the distribution of these to the World’s media as well as various Broadcast services. Swiss Timing also provides games management systems, with setting up all the Accreditation, Registration and Sport Entries Sub Systems.
Peter Hürzeler with Lenny Krayzelburg at the 2000 Sydney Games
Swiss Timing provided its services in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the name of Omega which were the Watch Brand’s 27th Olympic Games as Official Timekeeper and Hürzeler’s 17th Games, where he was overseeing timekeeping, data handling and broadcast services for Swimming.

About the International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend:

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Ceremony is shaping up to be a star-studded weekend with ISHOF Honoree and Sullivan Award Winner, Debbie Meyer, and double Olympic gold-medalist and everyone’s favorite Olympic swimming broadcaster, Rowdy Gaines acting as co-emcees and hosts of the induction with multiple events spread out over two days in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Make your plans now to attend the weekend of April 24-25, 2020!  ISHOF Members can purchase the Complete Weekend Package (see below) and save! (Get info on membership here.) Can’t attend the event? Donate to ISHOF to support our honorees.
This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:
HONOR DIVER: Matthew Mitcham (AUS)
HONOR CONTRIBUTOR: Bob Duenkel*(USA) and Peter Hürzeler (SUI)
In addition to the Class of 2020, two Honorees from the Class of 2019, who were unable to attend last year, will be present to be inducted. Honor Swimmer: Otylia Jedrzejczak (POL) and Honor Diver: Li Ting (CHN).
Get more information about this year’s induction class here and more information about Otylia Jedrzejczak and Li Ting.

The Induction Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 24, 2020
Paragon & ISHOF Awards Night
  • 5:30 pm Cocktails
  • 6:30 pm ISHOF and Paragon Awards
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Honoree Induction Day Luncheon – Meet Rowdy Gaines and go on a behind the scenes tour of the Aquatic Complex construction
  • 12-1:30 pm Luncheon
Official 56th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner
  • 5:30 pm VIP Reception
  • 6:30 –10:00 pm Induction Ceremony & Dinner

Ticket Information

Hotel Information

Upscale retreat with private beach access, two pools, four restaurants, full service spa and oceanside bar. Location of the Saturday evening induction ceremony. ¼ mile south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 525-4000
Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $279 per night

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach
440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733
Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night
Questions: contact Meg Keller-Marvin at meg@ishof.org or 570-594-4367

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