Edward Keating

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The Lake George Marathon Swim of 1927. Photo from the Mirror, Lake George Magazine.
Edward Keating was an American open water swimmer and swimming instructor from New York City. At the age of 24, he won the 1927 Lake George Marathon Swim in 18 hours 47 minutes over Ernest Vierkoetter and 140 other competitors from around the world. He received US$5,000 as the first prize. He also won the 1929 £5000 Marathon swim in Lake Ontario, a 15-mile professional marathon swim in Toronto, Canada.

He was a member of the International Professional Swimmers Association founded in New York 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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