Dennis Matuch

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Dennis Matuch was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1977 as an Honour Swimmer and a member of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation.

In 1962, the American swimmer won the 59 km (36.75-mile) Lake Michigan Swim Challenge from Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois, USA in 21 hours. In the La Tuque 24-hour Marathon Swim in Canada, he was often sought as a partner in the two-person relay, swimming with Ted Erikson, Jon Erikson, Abou Heif and Diana Nyad. In 1963, Matuch broke the established world best time for a 40 km (25-mile) pool swim in a time of 12 hours 50 minutes. He competed in the 37 km (23-mile) la Descente ou remontée du Saguenay race in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969.

[edit] Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean

He finished third in the 1972 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean from Péribonka to Roberval in Quebec, Canada as well as 4th in the 1965 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 9h52m52s, 9th in the 1967 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 10h39m18s, 5th in the 1969 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 10h51m44s, 4th in the 1969 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 11h17m25s, 5th in the 1970 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 9h19m09s, 7th in the 1971 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 10h26m46s, 14th in the 1973 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 9h44m45s, 17th in the 1974 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 9h39m30s, 14th in the 1975 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 10h47m47s, 8th in the 1976 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 10h06m52s, and 10th in the 1977 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 9h53m25s.

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