Three letters between Buck Dawson, the Executive Director of the International Swimming Hall of Fame at the time, and Joe Grossman. Dawson has discovered a new swimmer who he is certain will “re-inject some glamour” into the pro racing circuit.
11 May 1970
Buck Dawson to Joe Grossman: original
20 July 1970
Dawson to Grossman: original
(This is a press release in letter form, extolling the virtues of the new glamour girl.)
These letters address, among many other things, the controversy surrounding Nyad’s 1974 WPMSF World Championship. Dennis Matuch’s explanation, “When is a world champion not a world champion?” provides a diplomatic coda.
4 Dec 1974
Nyad to Sandra Bucha’s parents: original
“When is a world champion not a world champion?”
(Excerpted from Dennis Matuch’s “Distance Swimming” column in Swimming World Magazine; complete column here and in WPMSF Bulletin #25, Feb 1975 . )