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13/07/1978 Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida

Walter Poenisch was a baker, rodeo competitor, strongman, and swimmer, who entered his first competitive swim in 1963, to show that a 50-year-old man could be as active as young fellows. Old Ohioan man swam from Cuba to the Florida Keys. It took 34 hours and 21 of his pounds, but Walter made the Florida shore alive.


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