Savory, Dolly

A well-known American swimmer, she came to England in late July 1927 and based herself at Gris Nez with several other female swimmers. She stayed about 4 weeks but low sea temperatures and bad weather prevented her (and quite a few others) making an attempt

Miss Dolly Savory, who will try to swim the English Channel the Impossible way from England to France has accomplished quite a number of swimming feats and is at present instructor at Fleischmans and swimming coach at Rhodes Prep College. She is only 20, but she’s had seven years experience as a swimmer.
The Boston Globe Tuesday, July 5, 1927

Miss Dolly Savory of the Bronx, New York, who will leave the United States in August. She will attempt to swim the channel from England to France.
The Pittsburgh Press Sunday, July 17, 1927

ANOTHER WAY OVER Miss Dolly Savory during her voyage from New York to England, where she will rival Mrs. Corson for the honour of being the first woman to swim the Channel
30 July 1927 – The Graphic – London

The Sunday Post 7/8/1927 lists swimmers waiting at the ‘swimmers HQ’ at Cap Griz Nez:- Merceded 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

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