Rosemary George - Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree
Country: Great Britain
Year of Induction: 2003
Rosemary swam from England to France in 1960 in 21 hours and 35 minutes. In 1961, she swam from Capri to Naples in Italy in 12 hours, 35K (21.7 miles) in Lake Ohrid, Yugoslavia in 14 hours. In 1962, she swam from Capri to Naples again in 11 hours and 30 minutes. In 1963, she swam 35K (21.7 miles) from Jeble to Lattakia in Syria in 12 hours and 30 minutes, 40K (24.8 miles) from Montazza to Alexandria in Egypt in 15 hours, and 44K (27.3 miles) in the Suez Canal in Egypt in 16 hours. In 1967, she swam from France to England in 17 hours and 50 minutes to become the third woman to swim the English Channel in both directions.