perry mcgillivary, honolulu,
Ruth Stacker :
Perry McGillivray, Honoluu, 1918
Ruth Stacker: Perry McGillivray
Our Navy, the Standard Publication of the U.S. Navy.
Volume 12 Number 7, November 1918. Hathi Trust http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.c2603338
HAS GREAT RECORD IN SWIMMING ANNALS."
Ruth Stacker writes in the San Francisco Examiner:
“When speaking of water wonders and regular guys and world
champion swimmers, all at once think of Perry McGillivray,
who hails from the windy city, Chicago, and who over the
furlong is unbeaten.
Perry is a gob, a regular sailor, stationed at the Great
Lakes Naval Training Station and in charge of the swimming
instruction at the station.
And then, when things are rather dull and dry, Perry goes
out and hangs up another record or so in the furlong or
perhaps the back stroke.
Good for the
“Perry is a lad of about twenty-six summers, short and
stocky, but with the most powerful of arms and shoulders.
He learned to swim in the fresh-water tanks of his home
city, and is a member of the Illinois Athletic Club.
Perry recently defeated Duke Kahanamoku over the 220-yard
course, and a short time back showed Norman Ross his heels
in a 200-yard back- stroke race.
"He uses the crawl stroke typical of Easterners, crossing
his arms slightly in front of his body, and a triplebeat
Perry attributes much of his success to William Bachrach,
coach of the club.
“The lad is truly an adept of aquatic sport, and a year ago
in Honolulu he learned to paddle the well-known surfboard
and was able to teach the natives something about their own
Before he left Honolulu he had acquired all the tricks of
the island swimmers and changed his stroke considerably.
And, best of all, Perry is not ﬁguring on quitting the game
since he donned his uniform.
He is good for more years of record-breaking swims, and luck