Civic welcome for Channel Swimmer Leonore Modell

Civic welcome for Channel Swimmer Leonore Modell

Leonore Modell – Civic Welcome for Young Swimmer; Leonore Modell, 14 year old schoolgirl from Sacramento, California, signs the distinguished visitors book in the Mayors Parlor at Folkestone after her magnificent achievement of swimming the channel from France to England in 15 hours 27mins on the 3rd September 1964, thereby establishing a record as the youngest person to do so.

Looking on are left to right: The Mayoress of Folkestone, Mr Sam Rockett (technical advisor), Mr Paul Herron (coach) and the Mayor of Folkestone, Councillor Herbert J.V. Johnson JP.

Leonore Modell, from Sacrimento, California, USA. At 14 years and 3 months of age in 1964, she was the youngest person to swim the Channel. Her time was 15 hrs 27 minutes.

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