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Ernest Vierkoetter - Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree

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Country: Germany

Year of Induction: 1978

Classification: Swimmer

Biography[edit]

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.