RECORD BROKEN ON THIS DAY IN 1922

Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller swim
Weissmuller in action

Competition swimmer and actor Johnny Weissmuller broke the world record
for 100-meter freestyle swimming set by Duke Kahanamoku‘s of Hawaii and
became the first person to swim the competition, held at Neptune Beach in
Alameda, in under one minute with a time of 58.6 seconds.

weissmuller and duke

Olympians Johnny Weissmuller, left, and Duke Kahanamoku
at the 1924 Olympic games in Paris

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