Mearns, James

From Aberdeen. His father was a well known wine & spirit merchant in Queen Street, Aberdeen.

During his training he would always say he was nourished by “Bovril”, he most likely having been sponsored by this company in his swimming career. For a year he would swim daily in the coldest weather, when snow was on the ground. During his swimming the Channel his feeding operations were supperintended by Dr. Watson of Bovril Ltd.

Swims by Mearns, James

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