Willi Croes Van Rijsel, Margaret Feather & Sam Rockett at Folkestone

Preparing for the DAILY MAIL Cross Channel Race in 1950 at the Folkstone open Air swimming pool.

Margaret Feather was a competitor for the 1954 Butlins race. She was successful, her time was 16hrs 23mins. She finished in fourth place, second female. She was unsuccessful in the 1950, 1952 and 1953 races. She has swum Morecambe Bay and in 1953 she was awarded the best woman for effort in the Nile Swim (only two finishers). She was the first woman to complete the Capri-Naples swim.

Willy Van Rysel was a member of the Dutch team who took part in the Daily Mail Cross Channel Race, 22 August 1950. Sadly she failed in her attempt to cross the Channel. Her time was 4 hrs 10 mins. She made two unsuccessful attempts in 1949, her times were 14 hrs 15 mins and 16 hrs 52 mins.

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