Swimming hall of fame may move from Fla. to Calif.

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The International Swimming Hall of Fame may be moving from South Florida to California.

The lease for its Fort Lauderdale museum expires in 2015.

The city is spending $32 million to build two Olympic-size swimming pools and make other changes at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex. But hall of fame officials say they don't like the city's plans.

Hall of fame president and CEO Bruce Wigo tells The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/10XtVFO ) that not enough swimmers have been using the complex. Wigo wants to add a water park to attract more visitors.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler says a water park wouldn't fit on the narrow peninsula where the complex is located.

Meanwhile, the city of Santa Clara, Calif., has pledged to raise $10 million to relocate the hall of fame.

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