Charles Zibelman (The Human Fish)

Charles Zibelman (The Human Fish)

Charles “Zimmy” Zibelman, legless swimmer 193. Left to right in the picture are D.P. Powell, Zimmy, Councillor G.M. Norman (ex Dover mayor), Capt G.C. Wood and Dr C. Pemberton-Paglar.

Charles ” Zimmy” Zibelman, the Human Fish, an American legless swimmer. Failed on his attempt of 10th September 1932. Zimmy swam for 18 hours. He was accompanied by the tug ‘Crested Cock’, from South Foreland. A Dover Gold Cup attempt.

14 Aug 1933 he made an attempt and swam for 10 hours 56mins. The swimmer was also featured in a photograph in the Dover Express on 1st September 1933, when he made another attempt at the swim, and was in the water for 13 hours 03mins.

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