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France to England, United Kingdom, Edward H. Temme, 1934, 15:34, First man to swim the English Channel in both directions.


Captain Matthew Webb (19 January 1848 – 24 July 1883) was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids for sport ...


Aug 16, 2015 ... When he became the first person to swim the English Channel, Captain Matthew Webb ... The channel was to Webb what Everest is to others.”.


Jul 28, 2010 ... Jackie Cobell has become the slowest person to swim the English ... Webb was the first person to swim unassisted across the Channel in ...


On August 24, 1875, Captain Matthew Webb of Great Britain becomes the first man to successfully swim the English Channel without assistance. After the feat ...


On this day in History, Gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim English Channel on Aug 06, 1926. Learn more about what happened today on History.


Aug 7, 2015 ... Miss Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old New York swimmer, swam the English Channel yesterday from the French coast to England. She is the first ...


Oct 10, 2013 ... Paul Mason: First up in our series on history's greatest swimmers is this ... stings to become the first person to swim the English Channel unaided.


Aug 9, 2016 ... Captain Matthew Webb was the first person to swim across the English Channel unaided. Using our library and archive collections we research ...


Nov 18, 2014 ... Historical footage of Trudy's Ederle's Channel swim. The song Blackbird was a hit the same year. As it is with many open water ultra endurance ...