Claudia McPherson with CSA Certificate and other swimmers
Claudia McPhereson of Canada with onlookers and Channel Swim Association Certificate.
Pictured back row left is Peter Frayne, Harry Huffaker (he made two attempts, in 1963 and 1964), Dr. Wilfred Slater, Hans Neukirson
Front Left; Abdul Malek (unsuccessful in 1963, successful in 1966, swimming from France to England in a time of 13hrs 42mins), Mary Margaret Revell (she had 6 unsuccessful swims from 1962 to 1969), The Mayor (Councillor C.C. Chilton), Claudia Mcpherson, I. Kellam Smith, Channel Swimming Association Secretary.
made three unsuccessful attempts; the first was from France to England in 1960, 14hrs 12mins. In 1961 he attempted a England to France and swam for 17hrs and 42mins. In 1962 he again attempted England to France and swam for 3 hrs, 41 mins.
Claudia McPherson swam the channel in 1963 from France to England, in a time of 17hrs 17mins. She was the youngest swimmer. In 1962 she made one unsuccessful attempt from France to England, she swam for 9hrs.15mins.