Channel swimmer, Dennis Pearson
Channel Swimmer, Dennis Pearson. Image shows swimmer Dennis Pearson of Rhodesia.
The photograph has a dedication on the back which reads: To Winnie, For picnicking on the sly to keep my weight up, many thanks, Dennis Pearson. 14 July 1959 (successful that day, France to England, in 15h 36m). This was the earliest successful swim.