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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The Olympic Games - Tokyo 1964 - Falkirk - 1964
Pictured here is Bobby McGregor, the 20 year old Falkirk swimmer, who is to swim for Britain at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. He is nominated for the 100 metres freestyle and is also among the swimmers from whom the teams for the 4X100 metres and 4X200 metres freestyle relays will be selected.
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