May Elwell

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May Elwell was an American open water swimmer from Revere, Massachusetts who was a member of the Board of Governors of the International Professional Swimmers Association founded in New York City in 1927. She participated in the 12 July 1927 marathon swim across Lake George in New York, the 40.9 km Fresh Water Championship of the World, the longest race billed as a world championship and offered US$10,000 plus real estate and valuable cups and medals to the top swimmers.

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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