Stubby Was Studly

Stubby Kruger was an Olympic swimmer from Honolulu, Hawaii who found his way to the 1920 Antwerp Olympics and later Hollywood where he buddied up with Duke Kahanamoku, Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weissmuller. He was [...]

Cheetah Passes Away

In some delayed news...Cheetah, the chimpanzee companion of Tarzan (played by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame athlete Johnny Weissmuller), passed away on December 17th last year. Cheetah was believed to be at least 80 [...]

On April 1st Ryan Cochrane Heads To The Ice

When we saw Ryan Cochrane, the Olympic 1500m silver medalist, swim in the RCP Tiburon Mile, we thought there was a strong possibility that the Canadian long distance freestyler would transfer his aquatic skills and [...]

The Big Moose Takes To The Lake

According to the archives in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, an annual 2-mile swim began in 1898 that moved in various locations around Lake Michigan. After the establishment of the Illinois Athletic Club [...]

Luane Rowe, Rare As A Pink Dolphin

It is rare for an open water swimmer to be sponsored as part of an advertising program (Natalue du Toit for Chevolet). It is even more exceedingly rare for an open water specialist to be [...]

Swimming Joyfully Through History

Lifelong swimmer and award-winning television journalist Lynn Sherr’s new book, SWIM: Why We Love the Water is a joy to read … and re-read. Tides of swimming history and unreported back stories and photos from [...]

Tarzan Swimming In Pools And Open Water

Well before there was POW (Pool Open Water), there was the Fleishhacker Municipal Swimming Pool in San Francisco. Opened in 1925, the world's largest heated salt-water pool was closed in 1971. 305 meters in length [...]

Cry Of A Champion

Conrad Wennerberg, who wrote one of the most definitive books on marathon swimming (Wind, Waves and Sunburn - A Brief History of Marathon Swimming), has a treasure trove of first-hand insights into the world of [...]

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