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Ivo Trumbic inducted into Swimming Hall of Fame

FORT LAUDERDALE - The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) today announced finalized results of the International Selection Committee’s recommendations as approved by the Board of Directors for the Class of 2015.  The Enshrinement ceremonies will be held in Santa Clara, California, June 19-21, 2015.  The weekend of events will include: The ARENA/USA Swimming Grand Prix; 40th Anniversary exhibits and celebrations by participants of the 1975 II FINA World Championships, the 1975 VII Pan American Games and the 60th anniversary celebration of the 1955 II Pan American Games; the annual Paragon Awards recognizing Leaders in Aquatics.

The Class of 2015 includes swimmers Enith Brigitha (NED), Jodie Henry (AUS) and Diana Macanu (ROM); Diver Lao Lishi (CHN); Synchronized Swimmer Anastaysia Ermakova (RUS); Water Polo Player/Coach Ivo Trumbic (CRO/YUG/NED); Open Water Swimmer Irene Van Der Laan (NED); Coaches James Gaughran (USA), Don Watson (USA) and Masako Kaneko (JPN); Contributor Bartolo Consolo (ITA); Pioneer Liang Boxi (CHN), and Masters Swimmer Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen (USA).


Water Polo:
IVO TRUMBIC (YUG, CRO)

One of the legendary names in the sport of Water Polo, Ivo Trumbic was Born in Split, Croatia. He played water polo for the Yugoslavian National Team winning the silver medal at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and improving to the gold medal at 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Eight years later he coached the team from Holland to a bronze medal.

Ivo Trumbic, born in Split, 1943 has been one of the most respectable water polo personalities for more than three decades (60’s as a player and 70’s, 80’s as a coach). Trumbic was a player of Mladost (Zagreb), winning several national and international titles such as the 1968, 1969 and 1970 European Cup for national champions. With the Yugoslavian National team he had 140 appearances winning the silver at Tokyo 1964 and the Gold at Mexico, 1968 Olympic Games.
He started his exceptional coaching career in Greece, winning with the team of “Olympiacos Piraeus” the National title of 1971. In 1973 he moved to the Nederlands and coached the national team at the Vienna 1974 (Europeans, 4th), Cali 1975 (World Championships, 7th), Montreal 1976 (Olympics, bronze), Jonkoping 1977 (Europeans, 5th), Berlin 1988 (World Championships, 13th) and Moscow 1980 (Olympics, 6th). In 1982 he coached the national team of Yugoslavia in Ecuador at the World Championships and then he moved back to Greece to coach the historical “Nautical Club of Patras”. In 1985 he led the national team of Greece in Sofia at the 1985 European Championships and then in 1986 moved to Pescara, Italy winning the 1988 European Cup for nationalcChampions.

During his amazing carrier Ivo Trumbic wrote several Water Polo books and produced Video tapes contributing to spreading his knowledge within the water polo family.

Thanks to Water Polo Legends.

Source: International Swimming Hall of Fame press release.

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