Channel Swimming, Hetzel's Texas Volunteers relay team
Hetzels Texas Volunteers relay team
Left to Right; at the back Tom Hetzel, Norman Trusty, Tinga (swam in the 1974 Windermere International)
Front row; Corrie (Ebbelaar) Dixon, Dillys Benyon, Ray Dixon.
Norman swam the Channel first from France to England in 1967 and twice from England to France in 1971, five weeks apart. He also completed 9 Channel relays; 1971 Hetzels Texas Volunteers one way England to France; 1974 Hetzels Texas Volunteers Two Way completing records for Fastest England France Swim 8hrs 51m, Fastest France England Swim 8hrs 59m and fastest 2 way Channel Swim;1977 Channel Swimming Association Committee Golden Jubilee Team, one way.
Other Swimming Events included:1954 British Long Distance Swimming Association Torbay Champion; 1966 British Long Distance Swimming Association International Windermere Championship (10 1/4 Miles); 1974 British Long Distance Swimming Association International Windermere Championship (26km).