Sam Richards of USA at the start of channel swim

Photograph of S. Richards of USA at the start of channel swim

Sam Richards at the start of his channel swim, surrounded by a crowd of people and having grease put on him.

Sam started from Shakespeare Beach on the 11 August 1923. He swam for 4 hours 45 minutes and retired due to sore eyes. This swim was an attempt for the Daily Sketch £1000 prize. He only made this one attempt attempt.

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