Crowd on Shakespeare beach watching Channel Swimmer, Enrico Tiraboschi

Crowd on Shakespeare beach watching a Channel Swimmer

Enrico Tiraboschi – the first man to swim from France to England which, because of favourable tides, was to become  known as the ‘easy’ route.

The Italian from Argentina won the Daily Sketch race prize of £1000 but gave it to the International Swimming Federation. Landed at Shakespeare beach, Dover, accompanied by the Calais tug ‘Champion’, piloted by E. Douay. Time 16 hrs 33 mins. He was swimming with Richards, Toth and Marciel who all failed.

France to England: 12/8/21(failed),  29/8/22 (failed), 12/8/23 (success)  

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