609 in 2015 and later

648 past in 2015 (updated 17-07-'15)

Swim Feat Leads to More Swim Research

Craig Coombs’ record-breaking swim around Alameda (“Local to Attempt Setting Record for Swimming around the Island City,” Sept. 6) prompted me to investigate my grandfather’s record swims. As I looked through my grandmother’s belongings, I came upon several newspaper clippings documenting my grandpa’s records.

In the fall of 1939, America was emerging from the Great Depression and the Bay Area had two newly constructed iconic suspension bridges, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. To celebrate, Treasure Island had been created in the middle of the San Francisco Bay to serve as the venue for the 1939 World’s Fair, the Golden Gate International Exposition.

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