Photograph of Ted Temme and Brenda Fisher (two images)
Photograph from a book of Ted Temme and Brenda Fisher showing them both posing for separate photographs. Brenda Fisher of Great Britain was successful in the 1954 race, and the first Lady home in a time of 14hrs 25mins. Brenda was a very successful long distance swimmer; in 1948 she won the Morecambe Bay Championship and in 1951 she was the first Lady home in a new record time of 12hrs 42mins – she recieved a trophy from Eva Peron for being the first lady home. In 1954 she was the first lady home, her time was 14hrs 36mins. In 1956 she swam Lake Ontario in a new record time of 18hrs 51mins. Also in 1956 she was the first lady home in the Nile Swim. In 1957 she swam for 15hrs 25mins in the Billy Butlin Swim. Ted Temme, Baths Manager, was first person to swim the Channel in both directions, swimming France to England in 1927, time 14hrs 29mins, and England to France in 1934, time 15hrs 34mins, a new Record. In 1927 the Dover Town Council raised money by public donation to purchase a gold cup to present to the next English person to swim the channel from England to France; Ted Temme was the winner of the gold cup Ted Temme also had four failed attempts in the Channel. They were as follows, all of the swims were from England to France; 1928 8hrs 07mins, 1929 5hrs 40mins, 1932 11hrs 50mins, 1933 11hrs 45mins. He was the Supervisor for the first Daily Mail Cross Channel race in 1950. Ted Temme played Water Polo for Plaistow and England. He represented Great Britain in the 1928 and 1936 Olympic Games.