Georges Michel

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Georges Michel was a French open water swimmer who set the world record in the English Channel on 10 September in 11 hours 6 minutes from Cap Gris Nez, France to St. Margart’s Bay near Deal, England. He had previously failed 9 nines before setting the world record, besting Ernest Vierkoetter’s record by 1 hour 38 minutes.

The 36-year-old baker from Paris reportedly spent 15,000 French francs on his 10 English Channel attempts. He had previously won a 26-mile (42 km) international marathon swim in the Seine River.


International Professional Swimmers Association

He was a member of the International Professional Swimmers Association founded in 1927 in New York City.

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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