Fred Rogers

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Fred Rogers is an American open water swimmer from California.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

  • On 28 August 1955, he became the first person to swim across Lake Tahoe from Kings Beach to the South Shore in a race against Jose Cortinas. As the age of 32, Rogers completed the swim across Lake Tahoe on 21 July 1955 in 19 hours 6 minutes 6 seconds in a 19.96-mile crossing from Kings Beach to Bijou at the age of 29.
    • While Rogers is given credit to becoming the first swimmer to successfully swim across Lake Tahoe, his 19.96-mile route is no longer considered to be an official Tahoe length swim.

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