In 1913, the Pacific Coast Swimming Championships were held on the West Side. Can you guess who was the superstar athlete and toast of the 1912 Olympics who dominated the meet? This week, Nicole and Arnold describe the exciting competition at, surprise, the Sutro Baths.
- Jul 16, 2022
(above) Sutro Baths,
Possibly the Pacific Coast Swimming Championships, held at Sutro Baths July 4-5, 1913. Swimmers lined up at start of race. Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian world champion swimmer, at right. Lincoln Johnson, one legged swimmer, second from left. Crowds looking down from bleachers. [G45 SSU-017] (GGNRA/Behrman GOGA 35346)
In 1897, John Harris filed suit against the Sutro Baths for race discrimination. Learn about this early case that happened decades before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jun 25, 2022)