Four Channel Swimmers; Richards, Toth, Weidman & Maciel

Four Old Channel Swimmers; Richards

Four Channel Swimmers. Image shows men who wished to follow in the footsteps of Captain Matthew Webb, the first man to successfully swim the English Channel unaided (August 1875).

Pictured from left to right are, Richards (failed 12th August 1923), Toth (failed 12th August 1923, succeeded 9th September 1923), Alexander, the President of the Channel Swimming Association, Weidman (failed 7th September 1904), Maciel (failed 12th August 1923).

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