Overview of Schoemmell’s Life and Career
1926, Sep - Becomes 3rd Woman to Swim Around Manhattan
1926, Oct - Swims Hudson River from Albany to Battery
Profile by Virginia Swain
1926, Dec - Lottie Crosses the Delaware
1927, Jan - Wrigley’s Catalina Race
1927, July - Lake George Marathon
Note: The photo above right purports to show Schoemmell about to enter “the choppy waters of the English Channel.” Since she never attempted to swim the English Channel, the
magazine’s publishers or Schoemmell’s publicist probably added that detail.
1928, Apr - Floats
1928, Jun 8 - Sued
1928, Oct - Sets Record
1929 - Gone fishin’
1930, Feb - Teaching Excercise In Miami
1930, Apr - Chicago/Detroit
1930, May - Detroit/Milwaukee/Pittsburgh
1930, June - Baltimore/New York
End B.V.D. Tour???
1930, Jul-Aug - Working at Lake George
1935-1937 - Teaching swimming in Miami
1945, Working in Houston
1946, May - Splash Day 5-Mile Race in Galveston
1946, Jun - Teaching swimming in Biloxi
1955 - Physiotherapist
1959 - Harold Schoemmell Meets Diane Struble And Sets Her Straight
1962, May - Planning Catalina attempt
1966, Aug - Dies in Miss.
Start of the Wrigley Catalina race, January 16, 1927. Lottie Schoemmell unwraps on the left. Via Chattanooga Times Free Press.
I am indebted to Ray Bellande of the Ocean Springs Archives for his interest in Lotty Schoemmell, for discovering many of the articles above, and for unearthing Schoemmell’s “Swimmingly Yours” BVD publicity photo.