Sweeping Down 22 Miles In The Mississippi River

In July 1948, lifeguards Frederick Rohlfing, Don Watson, James Garvey, James Quinlivan and Robert Reinhold set off from St. Louis to participate in the 22-mile Mississippi River marathon Alton, Illinois. Reinhold and Quinlivan had previously swum the distance along the same course in 1945, setting the record in 5 hours 35 minutes.


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