Sam Rockett & Channel Swimmers for 1951 Race
Daily Mail Race Festival of Britain 1951. The photograph is a presentation of the Supervisor Trainer (Sam Rockett) and the competitors of the 1951 race.
In the background the top section shows the French stretch of coastline of Cap-Blanc-Nez on the left and Cap-Gris-Nez on the right. It also shows the White Cliffs of Dover underneath.
Swimmers from top left, Winnie Roach, Canada. Godfrey Chapman, Gt. Britain. Brenda Fisher, Eileen Fenton, Ned Barnie, Jenny James, all representing Gt. Britain. Middle row, Said El Araby, Hassen Abdel Rehim, Mareeh Hassen Hammad, all from Egypt. Louis Bombard, Roger Le Morvan, Rapheal Morand, from France. Bottom section, Daniel Carpio of Peru, Lars Bertile Warle and Sally Bauer, Sweden. Jenny Kammersgaard, Denmark. Jason Zirganos, Greece. Jan Van Hemsbergan, Holland. Antonio Abertondo, and Enriqueta Duarte of Argentina.
Black and White photograph. From the Sam Rockett Collection