Byron Summers

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Byron Summers, nicknamed The Flying Fish, was an American open water swimmer who successfully completed the Catalina Channel (CM) on 24 April 1927 in 13 hours 35 minutes and completed a circumnavigation around Manhattan Island on 18 September 1927 in 8 hours 56 minutes. He attempted a 90-mile swim down the Sacramento River in northern California in August 1935.

International Professional Swimmers Association

Summers was a member of the Board of Governors of the International Professional Swimmers Association formed in New York City in 1927.

International Professional Swimmers Association

The International Professional Swimmers Association was an international association organized on 21 September 1927 at the Hotel McAlpin in Manhattan, New York with its headquarters in New York City. The Association planned to issue a monthly publication to authenticate and keep records of a professional swimming events and to foster swimming throughout the world as an international sport.

Its officers included:

Its Board of Governors consisted of:

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