Walter Poenisch, the first swimmer to make it from Cuba To The USA, Into Hall Of Fame

A toast to the hero, Walter Poenisch, second right, with pineapple juice ... and Fidel Castro, far left ... - courtesy of ISHOF

Long-distance swimmer Walter Poenisch, of Grove City, Ohio, will be one of seventeen honorees to enter the International Swimming Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017, the Hall has announced. ISHOF’s citation tells a tale of pioneering spirit in the first swimmer ever to go the distance from Cuba to the USA

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