Wrigley Ocean Marathon
Young later recalled, "We put a covering of graphite over the grease before I put on my bathing suit to help keep out the cold... I had taken off my bathing suit when I was two and one half miles from Catalina, and I forgot that grease and graphite were my only covering as I rose out of the water."
Two women, Margaret Hauser of Long Beach, California and Martha Stager of Portland, Oregon, were awarded prize money, despite not completing the race. Only a mile from the finish line, Hauser was pulled from the water by her husband/trainer after 19 hours and 26 minutes, making her the contestant who lasted the longest. They received US$2,500 for their efforts.
- Catalina Channel Swimming Federation
- History of the Catalina Channel
- Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim in Sports Illustrated
- Young Occupies Palatial Suite In Los Angeles
- Shier Mendelson, Canadian Pioneer In The Open Water
- Catalina Channel Swimming Back In The Day
- George Young Swims Across The Bay Before The Channel
- Shier Mendelson Always Helping Others
- George Young Day
- George Young Voted In International Swimming Hall Of Fame