Arthur Rizzo, Malta, & The Mayor of Folkestone (Charles E. Neate)
Butlin’s International Channel Swim, 1954 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent. The Mayor of Folkestone (Councillor Charles E. Neate) presenting a trophy to Arthur Rizzo of Malta.
He entered the 1954 swim and failed in a time of 14hrs 11 mins; he was half a mile from the shore.
He also entered the 1955, 1956, and 1957 Butlin swims but did not swim.
He was an Auctioneer in Malta and had his expenses paid by the people of Malta.
He made a 30 hour sea endurance test in 1953, and in 1954 swam the Rozo-Malta swim in 12 hours 38 minutes.
From the Sam Rockett collection.