Channel swimmer trains, 1952
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Gaze. Date: 1952-07-29. Reporter: Gaze. Assignment: Channel swimmer trains. 33/34/81/82: Cuban distance swimmer Jose Cortinas, 35, pictured at Santa Monica where he is training for an attempt to swim the Catalina channel about Aug. 15. One shot shows him with his trainer, Capt. Tom Sheffield, noted aquatic expert. On Aug. 3 he plans to swim from Malibu to Santa Monica as part of his training".