Catalina Channel swimmer, 1951
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Gaze. Date: 1951-08-16. Reporter: Sports: Assignment: Catalina channel swimmer. #37: Roy Sutter, training daily beween Ocean Park and Santa Monica piers for attempt to swim Catalina Channel next month. &71: Roy Sutter leaving surf. #20: 'Captain' Tom Sheffield (left) trainer, with Roy Sutter, discussing Catalina Channel tides, while training at Santa Monica. #5: Roy Sutter swims through Santa Monica Harbor during training for Catalina-to-Santa Monica swim. In skiff are Lifeguard Capt. Bill Bowen (uniform) and Lifeguard Dick Siegel, (swim trunks). #42: Roy Sutter is given hand by Santa Monica Lifeguard Capt. Bill Bowen at conclusion of day's training".