Myra Elizabeth Thompson, training for forthcoming Billy Butlin race (19.8.59)

Myra Elizabeth Thompson

Margate, Kent. Cliftonville. Myra Elizabeth Thompson of the U.S.A. at the Lido in Cliftonville, training for the forthcoming 1959 Billy Butlin Race

Myra Elizabeth Thompson U.S.A. Age 24 Years 

1959 Billy Butlin race – successful in a time of 15hrs 35mins, 2nd Female, 8th overall.

Personal Swimming Record: Winner of a number of races including Straits of Juan de Fuca 18 1/2 miles, water temperature 47 to 50 degrees.

From the Sam Rockett collection.

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