Rosemary George English Channel solo swimmer and many more swims as well

Rosemary George English Channel solo swimmer and many more swims as well

Rosemary George English Channel soloist and some
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, Many places

Big respect for Rose

While it's distance swimming season at Serpentine, please have a quiet look at the fantastic swimming achievements of our club member Rose George

Rosemary George swim career 1955 to date:

1955

First encounter with the English Channel. Went on the boat of Egyptian swimmer Abdel Latif Abu Heif, who swam France to England. I was totally hooked from that experience. Abu Heif was subsequently named marathon swimmer of the century. 

1956

Southsea to Ryde (Isle of Wight) - 18 miles 9h15m

1957

Donegal Bay to Tullymore to Bundoran -12 miles 7 hrs?

1959

Firth of Forth 12 miles 8 hrs?

1960

England to France. Failed by 400 yards

1961

England to France 21h35m

1962

Capri to Naples 18 miles 11hrs

Lake Chrid (Yugoslavia) 44 kms

1963

Capri to Naples 11 hrs

Suez Canal Kabreit to Ismailier 44 kms

Lake Chrid 44 kms

1964 

Capri to Naples 18 miles (did not finish)

Alexandria Circuit 40 kms

1965

Syria Jeble to Latakia

Egypt Alexandria circuit

1967

France to England 17h50m (trained in the Serpentine)

2004

Inducted into International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale

2018 2 August:

A dip in the Serpentine.