Mrs Kellingley entering sea off Dover

Mrs Kellingley entering sea off Dover

Ethel Kellingley swam from Walmer Lifeboat Station to Ramsgate,and she swam from Dover to Deal Pier. With her in the photograph is her husband Bill Kellingley. He  trained many Channel swimmers, including Millie Corson. Tom Blower, and Jabez Wolffe.William Kellingley was a leading figure in long distance swimming,he was the Brighton one mile Champion, and the winner of the half mile Championship. He trained Millie Corson, Jabez Wolffe, In 1924 he trained Miss  Lillian Harrison, an Argentine Distance Swimmer, in 1924. The Zittenfield twins, Frank Perks who swam for ten hours in his France to England attempt. He also trained Mrs Myrtil Huddlestone, she swam for 21hrs. 13mins.the attempt was England to France, she still had 7 miles to go to Cap-Gris-Nez. He also trained Edouard Bernat, and he swam for 15hrs, from Shakespeare Beach. Captain George Morris, Miss Eva Morrison, and lastly George Brewster. who later swam in the 1950 Mail Race.

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