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