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Swimming across the English Channel may be the Holy Grail of our sport.  When we think of great challenges, Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, comes to mind.  It remained unclimbed for centuries, but with advances in materials technology and with trained, expensive guides to hold your hand and carry […]

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Éva Székely won a gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics. (Photo by S&G PA Images via Getty Images)
by Brigit Katz (smithsonianmag.com) and Wikipedia Between December 1944 and January 1945, members of Hungary’s fascist Arrow Cross Party executed as many as 20,000 Jews on the banks of the Danube.  Éva Székely was 17 years old when a young official came to round her up.  Decades later, providing survivor […]

Éva Székely, Holocaust Survivor and Olympic Champion Swimmer