University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was
1. [Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was conducted along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.]
[Participants swimming in the National Athletic Union outdoor title racing carnival held at the Century
2. [Participants swimming in the National Athletic Union outdoor title racing carnival held at the Century of Progress Lagoon.]
"Chicago: New World's records in swimming are promised when these three champions start paddling in their
3. "Chicago: New World's records in swimming are promised when these three champions start paddling in their favorite events on the program of the National A.A.U. outdoor title racing carnival in the World's Fair Lagoon, scheduled for July 6, 7, and 8. One of the greatest fields ever assembled will compete in the eleven titular events carded. Picture here, from top to bottom, are Leonard Spence, of the New York A.C., Ralph Flanagan, of the Greater Miami A.A., and Jack Medica, of the Washington A.C., Seattle. Leonard Spence is the National A.A.U. breastroke world's record holder at 220 yards and 440 yards champion in this style. Flanagan holds the American mark for one mile, 21 minutes, 12 1/5 seconds. Medica boasts the world's record, 10 minutes 15.4 seconds for 880 yards, free style."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
4. "George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."

"Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes,
5. "Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes, Ind., is a bathing suit queen in every sense of the word. While on her first visit to the World's Fair, in Chicago on July 21st, as a guest of the Vincennes Post, Louise said she'd dearly love to see some of the famous swimmers. She was forthwith introduced to several who were appearing in the springboard exhibition dives at Swift pool. Here you see Eddie Alvarez, champion diver of the Hawaiian islands on the left, Queen Louise, herself, in the center, and on the right Marshall Wayne, of Miami, Fla., National A.A.U highboard diving champion."
"Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes,
6. "Louise Schwartz, 16-year old winner of the beauty contest conducted by the American legion at Vincennes, Ind., meets Jane Fauntz, former Olympic Games girl's diving champion at Swift Bandshell at the World's Fair. By winning the contest from a field of 30 other contestants, Louise and her mother, Mrs. Gladys Schwartz, earned trips to the Century of Progress. Louise expressed a wish to see some of the famous swimmers in action. She did; moreover she met them and went into the water with the stars. In this picture you see Louise, left, with Miss Fauntz, featured on the diving springboard of the Streets of Paris."
"Meet the various swimming and diving champions of the Chicago public parks and playgrounds who won titles
7. "Meet the various swimming and diving champions of the Chicago public parks and playgrounds who won titles in North Lagoon at [the] World's Fair yesterday (August 9th) in finals of city wide aquatic tournament."
 

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