Images from SPLASH! Johnny Weissmuller

Continuing the series of posts from my new book SPLASH!

From Chapter 15: “Fastest Swimmer Ever.”

Johnny Weissmuller combined blistering speed—he swam the first sub-minute 100-meter free—with a showman’s instincts. At the 1924 Paris Olympics he took part in diving exhibitions off the 3-meter springboard and the 10-meter platform between swimming events. Later, he starred in a dozen Tarzan movies.

 


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