Swimming - Channel Crossings - Merecedes Gleitz - Folkestone - 1926
Miss Mercedes Gleitze starts from Folkestone to attempt to swim the channel. This was her seventh try. Mercedes Gleitze became, at her eighth attempt, the first British woman to swim the channel. She swam from France to England in 15 hours and 15 minutes.
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Swimming - Ian Black - Hove - 1959
British and European record holder Ian Black of Aberdeen, will be swimming for Britain in the match against East Germany at Smethwick on Friday and Saturday (May 29 and 30) He has been chosen for the butterfly, the 440 yards freestyle and for two relay races.
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