Channel Swimmer Sam Rockett

Channel Swimmer Sam Rockett

Channel Swimmer Sam Rockett at Folkestone Swimming Pool. Image shows a signed photograph of Channel swimmer Sam Rockett a member of the British team who took part in the Daily Mail Cross Channel Race, 22 August 1950.

Rockett, who trained at Folkestone Swimming Club, was one of the competitors who succeded in their attempt to swim the Channel.

Sam Rockett swam in the 1950 Daily Mail race and was the fourth man to finish. He was Supervisor for the 1951 Daily Mail Race, an International race held in the “Festival of Britain year” and was also supervisor for the Billy Butlin races from 1953 to 1959, and the Sir Billy Butlin long distance walk from John O Groats to Lands End.

He played County Water Polo for a number of Counties. He was author of the book “its Cold in the Channel”

From the Sam Rockett collection.

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