Ian Tirrell, South Africa.

Ian Tirrel

Folkestone Open Air Pool. Folkestone, Kent. Ian Tirrel South Africa. 

Ian entered the 1956 Billy Butlin race but along with 22 other swimmers was unable to start. He later made a solo attempt and swam for 10hrs 49mins and was 5 miles from England. 1957 Billy Butlin swim, he was unsuccessful, he swam for 10 hours.

Ian has held British, South African, and Egyptian records.

From the Sam Rockett collection.

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