Presentation of a cup to Carpio, with Pop Burwill and Ted Temme

Presentation of a cup. Those present from the left Pop Burwell, Channel Swimming Pilot, Ted Temme, trainer, and Daniel Carpio.

Channel swimming finished in September 1939 and re-started in 1947; Sally Bauer of Sweden swam the Channel from France to England in September 1939, but after the disolution of the Channel Swimming Association with the advent of the Second World War. The Swim was later recognised in early 1970 by the Channel Swimming Association. She became the fifteenth person to swim the Channel in swims recognised by the Channel Swimming Association. She completed the swim in 15 hours twenty two minutes.

Another to be recognised for his swim during the disolution period was Philip Mickman who swam from France to England in 23 hours 48 minutes.

One swimmer not recognised is Daniel Carpio of Peru who swam the channel on Friday 12th. September 1947. His Pilot was Pop Burwell whose motor boat ”June Rose” accompanied him. In the row boat were E. Duggan and W. Irons. His swim time was 14hrs 46 mins.

Carpio was trained by Ted Temme, seen in the centre of the picture.

Ted Temme was the 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 and Ted Temme was the winner of the gold cup.

Ted Temme also had four failed attempts in the Channel -0 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.

A Black and White photograph. From the Rob Whitewood collection.

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