George Young was a marathon swimmer
from Canada who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
in 1963 as an Honour Swimmer
. As a 17-year-old, Young was the sole finisher of the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon
, a 20.2-mile open water swimming
competition across the Catalina Channel
in 15 hours 44 minutes, winning the US$25,000 first prize offered by William Wrigley, Jr.