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Chicago River Marathon Swim

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Adolph Kiefer, nicknamed the Father of American Swimming by USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee in 2013, is shown in the 2.25-mile Chicago River Marathon Swim on 12 September 1937 in 47 minutes 51 seconds
Adolph Kiefer, nicknamed the Father of American Swimming by USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee in 2013, is shown in the 2.25-mile Chicago River Marathon Swim on 12 September 1937 in 47 minutes 51 seconds

The Chicago River Marathon Swim is a river swim held in Chicago in the 1930s.

In 1937, 19-year-old Adolph Kiefer won the 2.25-mile Chicago River Marathon Swim in 47 minutes 51 seconds.

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