Philip Gollop

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Phil Gollop in 1982 with Mervyn Sharp, Jacqui Hampson who, with a time of 15 hours 32 minutes in 1982 became the youngest person to have swum across the English Channel, Greg Schofield, and Godfrey Chapman whose 13 hour 2 minute crossing made him the first Englishman to complete the Daily Mail race of 1951

Philip Gollop is an open water swimmer from Weymouth, England who competed on the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation circuit.

Open Water Swimming Career

  • On 5 August 1973, he finished 8th in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 10 hours 42 minutes 10 seconds.
  • He completed 4 English Channel crossings:
    • In 1965 from France to England in 14 hours 31 minutes at the age of 16.
    • In 1967 from England to France in 13 hours 45 minutes.
    • On 19 July 1968 from England to France in 18 hours 10 minutes.
  • In 1969 from England to France in 14 hours 28 minutes.
  • In 1965, he set a record for the 20-mile Weymouth to Lulworth Cove and Return swim.
  • He competed in the inaugural Windermere International in the Lake District and finished in 6 hours 45 minutes 29 seconds in 1966.

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