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Will Make Mass Assault On English Channel
Young Girl Swimmer Trains For Channel Try
The Mercer family of Fall River, Mass., are training at Jacksonville, Fla., for a mass attempt to swim the English Channel later this year. Mother Mercer, right, is coach and trainer, Papa John, 53, stands in back row, The children range in age from 27 to 12.
Shirley May France, 17-year-old Mass. schoolgirl, practices daily along the Dover, England shore, for her scheduled attempt to swim the English Channel. Inset: Shirley ·coming up for air".
Swims English Channel In Record Time For Women
Radiophotos show: 1. Florence Chadwick, 31, of San Diego, Calif., entering the channel at Cape Gris Nez, France, at start of remarkable swim. 2. Ploughing through the rough waters. 3. Emerging on the coast of Dover, England, after 13 hours and 28 minutes. Gertrude Ederle's time was 14 hours, 31 min., made in 1926.