Charlotte "Lottie" Schoemmell

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Des Moines Tribune on 23 November 1926..Mrs. Lottie Moore Schoemmell given a cup for setting a record for swimming around Manhattan Island

Charlotte "Lottie" Schoemmell (Lottie Moore Schoemmell) was an American open water swimmer who was inducted as an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in the Class of 1968.

Open Water Swimming Career

Time Magazine 1 November 1926

Clad in a bathing cap and a coat of black axle grease and nothing else, Mrs. Lottie Moore Schoemmell, a mother, climbed out of New York Harbor into a sheet held by her sister, while whistles screeched and 200 rain-soaked persons hailed her with cheers. She had swum from Albany to the Battery (160 miles) in 57 hr. 11 min., swimming time, beating by 6 hr. 24 min. the record made in 1921 by Mrs. Corson.* She lost 4 pounds, used 72 pounds of fat, ate lumps of sugar soaked in whiskey.

International Professional Swimmers Association

Lottie Schoemmell 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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