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Rosemary George

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Rosemary George (Honour Swimmer) is an inductee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
Rosemary George from Great Britain

Rosemary Franklin-George (born 9 June 1939) is a British open water swimmer and channel swimming coach from Dover who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer in 2003.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

  • She was awarded the Best British performance in the 1957 Billy Butlin English Channel Swim when she swam for 13 hours 30 minutes, but the swim was unsuccessful.
  • She participated in the 1958 Billy Butlin English Channel Swim, but was pulled after 10 hours 25 minutes.
  • In 1955 First encounter with the English Channel - crewing for Abdel Latif Abou Heif - "totally hooked" from that experience.
  • In 1956 Southsea to Ryde and return to Southsea – 18 miles in 9 hours and 15 minutes
  • In 1957 Donegal Bay, Tullymore to Bundoran, Ireland – 12 miles in about 7 hours
  • In 1959 Firth of Forth, Kirkaldy to Portbello Scotland - 12 miles in about 8 hours
  • In 1960 first English Channel attempt withdrawn 400 yards from France after 21 hours 10 minutes
  • In 1961, she crossed the English Channel from England to France in 21 hours 35 minutes.
  • In 1961, she completed the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in 12 hours.
  • In 1962, she swam 35 km (21.7 miles) in Lake Ohrid, Yugoslavia in 14 hours.
  • In 1961, she completed the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli 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.
  • In 1963, she swam 44 km in Lake Ohrid, Yugoslavia.
  • In 1963, she swam 40 km (24.8 miles) from Montazza to Alexandria in Egypt in 15 hours.
  • In 1963, she swam 44 km (27.3 miles) in the Suez Canal in Egypt in 16 hours.
  • On 14 July 1963, she completed the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in 13 hours 4 minutes 59 seconds.
  • In 1964, she swam 40 km in Alexandria Egypt
  • In 1964, she swam 44 km from Jeble to Lattakia in Syria
  • In 1964, she swam 44 km Kabreit to Ismailier
  • In 1965, she swam 40 km in Alexandria Egypt
  • In 1965, she swam 44 km from Jeble to Lattakia in Syria
  • In 1967, she completed a crossing of the English Channel from France to England in 17 hours 50 minutes.
  • She served as a coach of English Channel swimmers including Father Manning who crossed the English Channel on 24 August 1984 when he won a trophy from the Channel Swimming Association for the longest crossing in 1984 swimming from France to England in 18 hours 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • She coached Jon Erikson at age 14 who crossed the English Channel in 11 hour 23 minutes on 12 August 1969.
  • In 1976, she trained Jon Erikson when he broke his father Ted Erikson's two-way English Channel crossing record of 30 hours 0 minutes. *In 1981, she trained Jon Erikson for his three-way English Channel crossing in 38 hours 27 minutes, the first three-way swim.
  • She swam in Portobello in eastern central Scotland on 4 July.

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