Brenda Fisher of the 1951 race
In the photograph Brenda Fisher is at Dover after winning the Ladies Race in the in the 1951 Daily Mail International Race. She won a special trophy presented by General and Eva Peron of Argentina, to the first British lady to finish in the race.
Winner of the Morecombe Bay Championship in 1948, in a time of 2hrs. 37mins. She swam in the 1951 Daily Mail “Festival of Great Britain” International Race. Brenda was winner of Ladies race and was placed 4th. overall in a time of 12hrs. 42 mins.(New Record Time) she landed at St. Margarets Bay, her pilot was J.G. Atkins, and the pilot boat was Britannia.
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.
Part of the Sam Rockett collection. A Black and White photograph.