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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Webb

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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_successful_English_Channel_swimmers

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

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/captain-webb-swims-english-channel

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 ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/englishman-swims-the-channel

Matthew Webb, a 27-year-old merchant navy captain, becomes the first known person to successfully swim the English Channel. Captain Webb accomplished ...

www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/tragic-end-british-hero-who-6264183

Aug 16, 2015 ... When he became the first person to swim the English Channel, Captain ... And now the story of how he achieved his incredible Channel ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7913106/British-woman-is-slowest-person-to-swim-the-Channel-completing-crossing-in-28-hours-44-minutes.html

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 ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-swimming-across-the-channel

Aug 6, 2016 ... It was 90 years ago today that American swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel. It was her second ...

www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/07/first-woman-to-swim-the-english-channel-1926

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 ...

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-swimming-blog/2013/oct/10/swimming-captain-matthew-webb-swim-the-english-channel

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.