• Short Summary

    A Glendora, California, engineer swam 22 miles from Catalina Island to the California mainland Wednesday (7/24) while towing a 165-pound passenger on a paddleboard.

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    Several shots swimmer arriving.
    0.36


    Interview with swimmer.
    1.07


    OPENS: "Well, you see..."



    ENDS: "...makes a fish swim."



    Swimmer kissed by daughter
    1.13



    Initials


    This film is a dupe neg with optical sound.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A Glendora, California, engineer swam 22 miles from Catalina Island to the California mainland Wednesday (7/24) while towing a 165-pound passenger on a paddleboard. The feat was accomplished with the aid of an "aqueon"--a device the inventor says allows humans to swim like fish.

    The swimmer is 53-year-old Calvin Congwer, an engineer and president of the Innerspace Corporation of Glendora, California. He made the 22-mile swim for Catalina Island to Carbrillo Beach to demonstrate his invention, which is intended for use by long-distance swimmers.

    Congwer calls the device an "aqueon." He says he got the inspiration for it by spending years observing how porpoises swim. He said even persons who can swim only a few strokes can become super-swimmers by using his invention.

    The passenger towed on the paddleboard is unidentified.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4U472E7FGP08S0X1VY0DZAEZ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4U472E7FGP08S0X1VY0DZAEZ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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