Tag: George Young

George Young, The Catalina Kid

George Young, The Catalina Kid Courtesy of International Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Scotland, Dr. Ivonne Schmid introduced George Young of Canada as an International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer. The ISHOF induction Class of 2014 included Mercedes Gleitze (Great

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Race Invitations, Then And Now

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nowadays, top swimmers are invited to race by event directors via email or mobile devices. But in the previous century, snail mail delivered the good news to athletes. In a letter dated September 16th 1926, Shier Mendelson was personally invited to the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon which read in part,

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George Young In 1924

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. George Young was recently inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Open Water Swimmer. Young burst upon the international scene when he won the January 15th 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon across the Catalina Channel, but he was a fast and accomplished swimmer throughout his teenage

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Young Helped The Young

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pioneers who were honored at the 2014 International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held on the Isle of Bute in Scotland included Catalina Channel Swimming Federation president Forrest Nelson, president of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, accepted the awards and honors posthumously given

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