Mohamed El Soussi of Syria, & Mayor of Folkestone Charles E. Neate

Mohamed El Soussi of Syria

Butlin’s International Channel Swim, 1954. Leas Cliff Halll, Folkestone, Kent. The Mayor of Folkestone presenting Mohamed El Soussi, Syria, with his trophy after the swim.

Mohamed El Soussi swam in the 1954 Billy Butlin Race and finished 5th in the Men’s Race in a time of 17hrs 55mins.

He entered the 1955 race but was unsuccessful, he swam for 12hrs.

He entered the 1956 race, he was one of the 22 swimmers that did not start.

From the Sam Rockett Collection. A Black and White Photograph.

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