Primo Gomes Ferreira, Portugal
Ferreira at Folkestone, Kent.
Primo Gomez Ferreira of Portugal. Age 34years. Personal swimming record; European record on permanent swimming (28 hours 4 minutes), Nile Marathon (6th), Loire Marathon (7)
Entered Billy Butlin race 1958 but could not get onto the beach to start. In 1959 entered the race, swam for two hours, but when it got light found he had no boat around to escort him, so he swam back into Wissant.
From the Sam Rockett collection. Black and White photograph.