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Ernest Vierkoetter - Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree

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Country: Germany

Year of Induction: 1978

Classification: Swimmer

Biography

Ernest, known as the “Black Shark”, set the record for the English Channel in 1926 in 12 hours and 40 minutes that would stand for 24 years. He won $30,000 for winning the 33.7K (21-mile) Canadian National Exhibition in 11 hours and 45 minutes in Toronto in 1927.