Brenda Fisher, 1951 Daily Mail Race, start at Cap Gris Nez
Brenda Fisher 1951. Brenda Fisher at Cap-Gris-Nez preparing for the start of the 1951 Daily Mail “Festival of Britain” race. Brenda was the first female to finish in a time of 12 hrs 42 mins.
Brenda Fisher of Great Britain was successful in the 1954 race, and the first Lady home in a time of 14hrs 25mins.
Brenda was a very successful long distance swimmer; in 1948 she won the Morecambe Bay Championship and in 1951 she was the first Lady home in a new record time of 12hrs 42mins – she recieved a trophy from Eva Peron for being the first lady home. In 1954 she was the first lady home, her time was 14hrs 36mins.
In 1956 she swam Lake Ontario in a new record time of 18hrs 51mins. Also in 1956 she was the first lady home in the Nile Swim. In 1957 she swam for 15hrs 25mins in the Billy Butlin Swim.
Sam Rockett collection