Channel swim team from Egypt at Folkestone pool 1949

Channel swim competitors from Egypt at Folkestone pool

Channel Swim Competitiors at Folkestone Swimming Pool, 1949. Image shows those who took part in a cross Channel swimming competition. The participants pictured are members of Folkestone Swimming Club and a team of swimmers from Egypt. (Attallah front seated, 2nd from left)

A number of attempts to swim the Channel were made between August and October 1949 by the Egyptian swimmers: Six Man Relay Team succeeds E to F 5/8/49; Mareeh Hassan Hamed fails F to E 29/8/49; Fahmy Attallah fails F to E 4/9/49; Abdel Moneim Abdu fails F to E 4/9/48; Hassan Abdel Rehim succeeds E to F 17/9/49; Mahri Hassan Hamad succeeds F to E 18/9/49 (31 year old Army Warrant Officer. Cap Gris Nez to St. Margarets Bay); Fahmy Attallah fails F to E 2/10/49

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