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

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