Tag: Stubby Kruger

What Makes Great Swimmers?

Great swimmers are judged in the pool fundamentally and specifically by one parameter: speed. What are their best times? How fast are they? Did they set world and Olympic records? Did they win national, continental, world and Olympic races? Are they the best in their age-group, in history, or during their era? Speed or times are, more or less, a

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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 a waterman and a backstroker who performed at carnivals and fairs billed as the Incomparable Water Comedian. He also had a career in Hollywood as

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