Swimmer Tiraboschi mid-Channel, with support boat

Swimmer Tiraboschi mid-Channel

Channel swimmer Tiraboschi mid-Channel, with a support or escort boat to the left of the picture.

Tiraboschi was the first of the swimmers from France to England; his time was 16hrs 33 mins which was almost 5 hrs faster than any England to France swim

He received £1000 from the Daily Sketch, which he gave to the International Swimming Federation. He was received by Mussolini, the Italian Premier, who informed him that the King had appointed him a Knight of the order of the Crown of Italy. He also received a Gold Medal from the Channel Swimming Club.

Previously he had 2 unsuccessful, swims in 1921 & 1922.

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