Skip to Content

Wild Mouse Ride

 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

"Boardwalk Fun Facts" Memories

Ruth "the Human Submarine" Kahl, 1938

Remembering Ruth Kahl who passed away recently at the age of 99. As a teenager, Ruth "the Human Submarine" was a featured performer in the Boardwalk Plunge, she held the *World Record* for underwater swimming - 303 feet! Ruth was called "the greatest underwater swimmer of all time" by the SF Examiner. Here's 16-year old Ruth in a publicity photo from 1938.

Memories Category: