Jeans, Miss Constance Mabel

Miss C. M. Jeans came to Dover for the summer of 1927 and based herself in Cap Gris Nez  with half a dozen other hopeful Channel swimmers. Like many of the 1927 aspirants, she was unable to make an attempt due to poor conditions

The Sunday Post 7/8/1927 lists swimmers waiting at the ‘swimmers HQ’ at Cap Griz Nez:- Mercedes Gleitze, Hilda Harding, Ivy Hawke, Millie Hudson, Hilda James and C.M. Jeans and late arrivals Jane Darwin (Marriott), Dolly Savory, Mrs Weidman and Mona MacLennan. Based in Dover are Mrs Corson, A.J. Luscombe and Helmi

Constance Mabel Jeans (23 August 1899 – 31 March 1984) was an English competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games. She competed in the 100-, 300- and 400-metre individual freestyle events, and the 4×100-metre freestyle relay at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics. She won two silver medals in the relays and finished fourth in three individual events.

First Nottingham Female to win an Olympic Medal; 1920 Antwerp – Silver Medal in 4x 100 metre freestyle swimming relay. Also won silver in the same event in 1924 Paris. She trained at Portland Baths, Nottingham. She was 100 yards and 220 yards English champion. She was also the inaugural ladies long distance swimming champion in 1920.

ENGLISH LADY 100 YARDS CHAMPION. Miss C. M. Jeans, Nottingham Ladies’ S.C., who won the 100 yards ladies’ championship of England last year, repeated her success at the Northumberland Baths, Newcastle-on-Tyne, yesterday evening…
11 September 1923 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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