Temme, Edward H.
Ted Temme: First person to swim the Channel in both directions, swimming France to England in 1927, time 14hrs 29mins, and England to France in 1934, time 15hrs 34mins, a new record.
In 1927 Dover Town Council raised money by public donation to purchase a gold cup to present to the next English person to swim the channel from England to France; Ted Temme was the winner of the gold cup.
Ted Temme also had four failed attempts in the Channel, all England to France; 1928, 8hrs 07mins. 1929, 5hrs 40mins. 1932 11hrs 50mins. 1933 11hrs 45mins.
He was the Supervisor for the first Daily Mail Cross Channel race in 1950.
Ted Temme played Water Polo for Plaistow and England. He represented Great Britain in the 1928 and 1936 Olympic Games.