Folkestone pool - Training session

Folkestone pool - Training session

Folkestone Open Air Pool. Folkestone, Kent. Sam Rockett Pool Manager, and race organiser for The Daily Mail, and Billy Butlin races, teaching at the Open Air Pool. Sam Rockett swam in the 1950 Daily Mail race and was the fourth man  to finish, he was Supervisor for the 1951 Daily Mail Race, an International race held in the “Festival of Britain year” he was also supervisor for the Billy Butlin races from 1953 to 1959, and the Sir Billy Butlin long distance walk from John O Groats to Lands End. He played County Water Polo for a number of Counties. He was Author of the book ,title “its Cold in the Channel Sams Time was 14hrs 17mins. Black and white photograph. From the Sam Rockett collection.

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