Sam Richards of USA at the start of channel swim

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

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Sam Richards at the start of his channel swim with a large group of people behind him cheering him on.

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.

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