Brewster, Dr. George Basil
Dr.George Brewster of London attempted the channel 16 times, from 1925 to 1952, but never succeeded, undoubtably costing him a fortune. Continued to swim in the Channel on weekends, and in the London Serpentine during the weekdays. In 1943 he won the Serpentine Christmas race. In 1947 he swam Brighton pier to pier in a snow storm.