Melvyn Sharp

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Melvyn Sharp was the King of the Channel® from 1974-1975 who crossed the English Channel a total of 7 times.

King of the Channel®

The King of the Channel® is a title is bestowed on the man who has successfully completed more swims of the English Channel than any other. The title as well the accompanied Letona Trophy is awarded by the Channel Swimming Association. Its female equivalent is the Queen of the Channel®.

List of Kings of the Channel®

King of the Channel® - Letona TrophyNumber of Crossings Years Held Title
Captain Matthew Webb11875-1934
Edward Temme21934-1951
William Barnie31951-1960
Brojen Das4-61960-1974
Melvyn Sharp71974-1975
Des Renford8-161975-1979
Michael Read17-181979-1980
Des Renford191980
Michael Read20-311980-2000
Kevin Murphy322000-2004
Michael Read332004-2006
Kevin Murphy342006-

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