Paul Chotteau

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Paul Chotteau (1 May 1898 - October 1963) was a famed violinist and an open water swimmer from France who completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel from Catalina Island to the California mainland in July 1936 in 33 hours 50 minutes to join the 24-hour club. He also attempted a swim from Santa Barbara Island to Venice on the California mainland that was aborted after 44 miles in 1938.

International Professional Swimmers Association

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

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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