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Jacqui Hampson

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Jacqui Hampson in 1982 with Mervyn Sharp, Philip Gollop who was the youngest at that time to cross the English Channel with his 13 hour 45 minute crossing in 1965, Greg Schofield, and Godfrey Chapman whose 13 hour 2 minute crossing made him the first Englishman to complete the Daily Mail race of 1951

Jacqui Hampson is a British open water swimmer from Weymouth, England who was the youngest person to have crossed the English Channel (from England to France) at the age of 13 years 42 days on 10 September 1982 in 15 hours 32 minutes under the auspices of the Channel Swimming Association, coached by Tom Watch.


She became the youngest girl to cross the English Channel in 1982 and was awarded The Graeme Thompson Memorial Trophy for the Youngest Successful Swimmer.

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