Fort Lauderdale - Host Don Wildman examines the Host Don Wildman learns about a woman's quest for athletic glory in an episode filmed at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale. The story features the famous two-piece swim-suit on display at the Hall. Entitled “Swimming the Channel,” the episode is about Gertrude Ederle’s two-year quest to prove that a woman was capable of swimming the English Channel. Check your local TV guide for time and channel.
Series Synopsis: Host Don Wildman scours the world’s greatest institutions, unearthing extraordinary relics that reveal the secrets from the past. From preeminent museums to unexplored archives, Wildman delves into extraordinary tales of intrigue, daring and wonder.
About the ISHOF
The International Swimming Hall of Fame & Museum was established in 1965 as a not-for-profit educational organization in the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was recognized by FINA, the international governing body for the Olympic aquatic sports, in 1968. The Mission of ISHOF is to PRESERVE and CELEBRATE aquatic history, to EDUCATE the general public about the importance of swimming as the key to water safety, drowning prevention, better health and a better quality of life, and to INSPIRE everyone to swim. ISHOF’s collection of swimming memorabilia, art, photos and films, along with archival documents and rare books in the Henning Library, make ISHOF the premier repository and academic research resource for swimming and aquatic history in the world.
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