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American Presidents In The Water

American Presidents In The Water

Photo of President John Kennedy and First Lady courtesy of Jacques Lowe, an internationally renowned photographer and photojournalist who chronicled the presidential campaign and presidency of John Kennedy.

American presidents who are/were comfortable swimming and in the open water included President Obama (off Oahu, Hawaii growing up), President John Quincy Adams (in the Potomac River in the early mornings), President Teddy Roosevelt (in the Potomac River during winter), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (in the White House pool), President Harry Truman (off Key West, Florida), President John Kennedy (Harvard swim team and off Cape Cod, Massachusetts), President Gerald Ford (Michigan YMCA and Camp David pool), President Ronald Reagan (a lifeguard and Eureka College swim team), and President George Bush (outdoors including off Oahu, Hawaii).

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