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James Toomey

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James P. Toomey (Jim Toomey was an American event organizer and inductee of the [[International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame] in the Class of 1971 as an Honour Administrator. Toomey conceived the idea of the 36 km (22.5-mile) Around the Island Swim in Atlantic City, U.S.A. in 1953 and served as its race director until 1964.

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation[edit]

He was elected as the first president of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation in 1963 with Lois Fournier of Roberval, Canada as vice-president, and Joe Grossman of Atlantic City, USA as Secretary-Treasurer.

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