Rosemary George, Great Britain, 1st Dover person to swim channel

Photograph of Rosemary George in a bathing suit and swimming cap holding her arms aloft with goggles in her hand.  There is a man standing directly behind her in a with a hand coated in grease.  There is another man on the right of the photo in a jacket and swim suit.

Rosemary swam the Channel in 1961 England to France in a time of 21 hrs 35 mins.  In 1967 she swam from France to England in a time of 17 hrs 50 mins.

She also had four unsuccessful swims;  1957 13 hrs 30 min. 1958 10 hrs 52 min. 1959 15 hrs 36 mins.  These were all Billy Butlin swims. 1960 21 hrs 10 min.  She was 800 yds from the beach when she finished, one hour earlier she was 400 yds from the beach.

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