Brenda Fisher Daily Mail Race 1951

Brenda Fisher Daily Mail Race 1951

Daily Mail Swim 1951 Festival Of Britain Year. Brenda Fisher at Folkestone Pool relaxing after a training swim for the Daily Mail Race.

On Thursday 15th August she won the Ladies race in the Daily Mail International Cross Channel Race and set a ladies record of 12hrs 42mins. She received a winners cheque for £1000 and a Festival of Britain trophy. She also received a fine silver trophy presented by the President of the Argentine Republic, General Peron and Senora Eva Peron, whose portraits were displayed in Medallion form.

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.

Source The Daily Mail From the Sam Rockett Collection

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