Sport: Ontario Swim

Blind men struggled, strong men collapsed; screaming women were bitten by eels at Toronto. All for a prize of $30,000.

There was a mighty splash as 173 swimmers, most of them naked, all of them thick with grease, plunged into Lake Ontario, in a 21-mi. race from Toronto, over a triangular course, to Toronto. They thrashed, kicked and ploughed the water. Soon the strongest left the milling mob and George Young, hero of the Catalina Island swim, was leading the marathon. Accidents happened, men and women were doubled up...

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