Rosemary George

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Rosemary George is an open water swimmer from Great Britain who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer in 2003.

Swimming Career

George swam across the English Channel from England to France in 1960 in 21 hours 35 minutes. In 1961, she swam from Capri to Naples in Italy in 12 hours in the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, 35 km (21.7 miles) in Lake Ohrid, Yugoslavia in 14 hours. In 1962, she swam from Capri to Naples again in 11 hours 30 minutes. In 1963, she swam 35 km (21.7 miles) from Jeble to Lattakia in Syria in 12 hours 30 minutes, 40 km (24.8 miles) from Montazza to Alexandria in Egypt in 15 hours, and 44 km (27.3 miles) in the Suez Canal in Egypt in 16 hours. In 1967, she swam from France to England in 17 hours 50 minutes to become the third woman to swim the English Channel in both directions.

Coaching Career

George coached Jon Erikson at age 14 who crossed the English Channel in 11 hour 23 minutes on 12 August 1969.

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