Lee Fourrier

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Lee Fourrier was an American open water swimmer who became the first person to swim Crater Lake in Oregon on 4 August 1929 in front of a crowd of an estimated 3,000. Fourrier started at 4:20 pm and completed the one-way crossing at 8:34 pm, 4 hours 18 minutes 43 seconds later. She also once swam 48 hours in a Klamath pool and 57 hours in Colton, and swam the Golden Gate twice. On 18 August 1928 in the Colton Municipal plunge in California, the 36-year-old swam 56 hours 56 minutes and 30 seconds beating the previous record set by Myrtle Huddleston. 2,000 people gathered to cheer her on.

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