Bill Sadlo

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William "Bill" Sadlo, Jr. is an American open water swimmer who is a member of the 24-hour club and Half Century Club due to his crossing of Lake Ontario (Canada) on 23 August 1957 in 25 hours 1 minute. Sadlo was also inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2009 as an Pioneer Swimmer. A member of the 24-hour club, he competed in at least 31 marathon swims between 1927 and 1957 and was a founding member of the International Professional Swimmers Association while directing swimming programs in New York City for three decades. He attempted the precursor of the modern-day Manhattan Island Marathon Swim five times and made three successful circumnavigations in 1927, 1928 and 1930

International Professional Swimmers Association

The International Professional Swimmers Association was an international association organized on 21 September 1927 at the Hotel McAlpin in Manhattan, New York with its headquarters in New York City. The Association planned to issue a monthly publication to authenticate and keep records of a professional swimming events and to foster swimming throughout the world as an international sport.

Its officers included:

Its Board of Governors consisted of:

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