Sam Rockett at Folkestone Pool with Ian Tirrell
Folkestone Open Air Pool. Folkestone, Kent. Sam Rockett, Pool Manager, with a Channel swimming aspirant Ian Tirrell of South Africa.
1956 Ian entered the Billy Butlin race but along with 22 other swimmers was unable to start. He later made a solo attempt and swam for 10hrs 49mins and was 5 miles from England.
1957 Billy Butlin swim, he was unsuccessful, he swam for 10 hours.
Ian has held British, South African, and Egyptian records.
From the Sam Rockett collection.