61-year anniversary, then-longest marathon swim (Lake Ontario, 51km, 16 year old Marilyn Bell)
This is a wonderful recap of a truly amazing story that set our sport in motion.
Marilyn Bell continues to be an active cheerleader in the sport today. On a recent swim, I sent her hourly snapshots of my observer's log from my cell phone, and she took her laptop to bed to read them as they came in all night. :-) A truly wonderful and gracious lady.