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Ray Scott

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Ray Scott with Penny Lee Dean presenting the CSA Gold Medal, Rolex Watches, for the 'Fastest Solo Swimmer of the Year' across the English Channel in 1978
Audrey Scott with Cynthia Nicholas in the middle and Ray Scott - picture credit Dover Museum

Ray Scott of Great Britain was inducted in 1983 as an Honour Administrator in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. He also received the Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1975.


Scott and his wife Audrey Scott ran the Channel Swimming Association for 33 years. Ray served as its Chairman for 33 years between 1960 and 1993 and then as Secretary from 1993 to 1994. He was appointed the Channel Swimming Association Honorary Ambassador in 1994 for his dedication and service to the Association. Ray acted as an Association Observer on over 300 swims and was present on many of the great occasions in Channel swimming history. Audrey served initially as Assistant Secretary and in the early 1970’s took over as Honorary Secretary until her death in 1993.

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