Champ of the Gulf Coast Waters
 Jerry Kerschner
Kerschner was a prominent professional marathon swimmer from 1946 to 1954. In 1948, he won a 12-mile swim in Lake George, New York, and the famous 10-mile Canadian National Exhibition swim in Toronto. He repeated his victory in the 1951 Canadian National Exhibition swim where he frequently competed. As the self-proclaimed ‘America’s Travelin’ Swim Coach’, he won several long-distance swims along the Gulf Coast every year.