Photo of Canadian George Young at the finish of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim, courtesy of the Catalina Island Museum.

It is not often that Sports Illustrated writes about open water swimming, but when it does publish an article on open water swimming, it is always a beautiful piece.

Jon Wertheim wrote a fascinating article entitle Sea of Dreams: How William Wrigley Jr. brought the Wrigley Ocean Marathon to life about 17-year-old George Young‘s victory at the January 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim across the Catalina Channel.

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