Tom Burgess

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Thomas Burgess, 2nd person to swim the English Channel

Thomas William Burgess (15 June 1872 in South Yorkshire, Great Britain – 2 July 1950 in Paris, France) was a 2-time Olympic athlete from Great Britain. His family moved to Westminster, London around 1882. During this time, Burgess joined a swimming club and swam to Battersea along the Thames. Around 1889 The Earl offered him the opportunity to set up a French branch of the motor tyre business in Paris, France where he got married. He was one of the early pioneers of channel swimming when he crossed the English Channel in 1911.

Athletics Highlights and Honors

International Professional Swimmers Association

The International Professional Swimmers Association was an international association organized on 21 September 1927 at the Hotel McAlpin in Manhattan, New York with its headquarters in New York City. The Association planned to issue a monthly publication to authenticate and keep records of a professional swimming events and to foster swimming throughout the world as an international sport. Its officers included:

Its Board of Governors consisted of:

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