All about the Maggie Fischer Memorial swim across the Great South Bay

Open-water swimming was all the rage around the globe in the late 1920s, after Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English channel in 1926. Long Island was no exception. The first swims across the Great South Bay were held in 1927, according to open water swimmer and East Islip native Rob Roos, … Continue reading All about the Maggie Fischer Memorial swim across the Great South Bay