Charlotte "Lottie" Schoemmell

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Charlotte "Lottie" Schoemmell (Lottie Moore Schoemmell) was an American open water swimmer who was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968. In 1926, Schoemmell swam 251 km (156 miles) down the Hudson River in New York, USA in 57 hours 11 minutes over an 11-day period, eating lumps of sugar soaked in whiskey while in the water. She was also the first female to swam around Manhattan Island in New York in 14 hours 21 minutes in 1926 and nearly finished the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim from Catalina Island to the California mainland, USA.

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Lottie Schoemmell was a member of the International Professional Swimmers Association founded in 1927 in New York City.

[edit] 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.

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Its Board of Governors consisted of:

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