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Byron Summers

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Byron Summers, nicknamed The Flying Fish, was an American open water swimmer.

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Manhattan Island Circumnavigation[edit]

Summers and his navigator established the modern course for the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 1927, starting at Hell’s Gate and swimming counterclockwise around the island in synchronization with the tides.

International Professional Swimmers Association[edit]

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[edit]

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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