Dwight Crum Swam For 33 Years And Left A Legacy

Dwight Crum Swam For 33 Years And Left A Legacy

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Dwight Crum is the namesake for the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, the largest single open water swimming event on the West Coast of America.

Held between the Hermosa Beach Pier and the Manhattan Beach Pier near the LAX International Airport, the event has grown to over 1,200 participants. Crum was the famed Lifeguard Captain in this area and the coordinator when the International Surf Festival first began in 1962. He held this position until his retirement in 1972.

Crum swam the Pier-to-Pier Swim event for 33 consecutive years – from the age of 39 until the age of 72. When he retired, the 2-mile Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim was renamed in his honor.

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