Derek Turner

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Derek Turner is a British open water swimmer who completed 3 crossings of the English Channel.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

  • On 1 August 1963, he completed a crossing of the English Channel from France to England in 15 hours 39 minutes.
  • In 1970, he completed a crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 15 hours 40 minutes.
  • On 1 July 1971, he completed a crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 16 hours 12 minutes.
  • He participated in the ice swims held on the first Sunday after the New Year during the 1960s in Lea Dam, Lumbutts, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK.

Derek Turner Trophy

Turner is the namesake for the Derek Turner Trophy. The Derek Turner Trophy is awarded to the Earliest / Latest Swim (the mid-point is 14 August) by the Channel Swimming Association.

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