Mervyn Sharp - Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree

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Country: Great Britain

Year of Induction: 2006

Classification: Swimmer

Biography

Mervyn was a former King of the Channel® with seven crossings of the English Channel, done between 1967 and 1974. He also swam 16K (10 miles) from Lulworth Cove to Weymouth, 32K (20 miles) in a double-crossing between Weymouth and Lulworth Cove, 12.8K (8 miles) between Torquay and Brixham, 12.8K (8 miles) in Lake Bala in Wales, 48.2K (30 miles) from Swanage to Weymouth, 14.4K (9 miles) from Swanage to Bournemouth and 25K (15.5 miles) at the 1970 Lake Windermere Championships in England. He also did several professional marathon swims in Canada in 1971 and 1972 including the 34K (21-mile) Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean in Canada, 37K (23-mile) la Descente ou remontée du Saguenay in Canada and the 24-hour La Tuque Relay in Canada.

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