Successful Channel swimmer, Tiraboschi

Successful Channel swimmer

Celebrations of successful Channel Swim by Tiraboschi in August 1923. France to England in a time of 16hrs 33mins. Tiraboshi is central to the picture wearing a white outfit, held on the shoulders of his jubilant supporters.

Enrico Tiraboschi – the first man to swim from France to England which, because of favourable tides, was to become  known as the ‘easy’ route.

The Italian from Argentina won the Daily Sketch race prize of £1000 but gave it to the International Swimming Federation. Landed at Shakespeare beach, Dover, accompanied by the Calais tug ‘Champion’, piloted by E. Douay. Time 16 hrs 33 mins. He was swimming with Richards, Toth and Marciel who all failed.

France to England: 12/8/21(failed),  29/8/22 (failed), 12/8/23 (success)  

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