Walter Poenisch

The Travel Channel says it will air a segment on the Grove City baker who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 65 in 1978 in an attempted peace gesture.

The late Grove City native and long-distance swimmer Walter Poenisch has been named for induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Swimmer's Widow Plans Celebration Tonight

Jul 11, 2013

A central Ohio woman plans a celebration for what would have been her late husband's 100th birthday and the 35th anniversary of his disputed Cuba-to-Florida swim.