Charlotte "Lottie" Schoemmell

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Charlotte "Lottie" Schoemmell (Lottie Moore Schoemmell) was an American open water swimmer who was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968. In 1926, Schoemmell swam 251 km (156 miles) down the Hudson River in New York, USA in 57 hours 11 minutes over an 11-day period, eating lumps of sugar soaked in whiskey while in the water. She was also the first female to swam around Manhattan Island in New York in 14 hours 21 minutes in 1926 and nearly finished the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim from Catalina Island to the California mainland, USA.

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