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Attempts Sixty Mile SwimNow UnchallengedSwims Handuffed From Alcatraz To MainlandSunkist Channel SwimmerFlorence Chadwick To Try Two-Way Channel CrossingIn SwimChannel ChampChurning AheadA Champion Prepares To DiveFlorence ChadwickGertrude Ederle's Lucky MascotDon't Swim AloneChannel Saga Ends For Shirley MayChallengersTriumphantChannel Swimmer On Theft ChargeMarvin NelsonAbdel-Latif Abo-HeifBefore Channel TryChannel Conqueror's ReturnHopes To Conquer ChannelGreased Up For Channel DashUnknown SwimmerFlorence ChadwickRing Champ Gets Points From Swimming ChampTraditionnel Bain De Noel A NiceTente La Traversee De La Manche A La NageSharks Stop SwimQualification SwimPose With Trophy After WinningNew Yorker Entered In Massed Channel SwimLong Distance Swimmer Jim DotyClaudia McPhersonGreta Andersen Wins International Swim, Has a Warming DrinkSwimmer Tom ParkPreparing To Break Channel RecordSerpentine Swimming Race at 37 degreesFourteen Swimmers Begin The Third International Cross-Channel Swimming RaceSwim Test ChampMarathon SwimmerLong Distance SwimmerMary RevellLinda McGill Beats Seven Men Across Shark-Infested Port Phillip Bay.Just Swimming AroundEven An Endurance Swimmer Must EatMyrtle HuddlestonInto The Swim, Out With A RecordA Belge To Swim The ChannelWiped More Than An Hour Off Channel Swim RecordFeet On Ground After 34 1/2 Hours11 Year Old Sets Off To Break The Channel RecordFamous American Girl Swimmer Practicing For Channel SwimWorld's Champion SwimmerChannel QueenDistance Swimmers At It AgainBig HugMidnight SwimThe (Sea) Lion Of The HourJim Moran Swim Challenge StartBill PickeringGertrude EderleGertrude EderleSave Our ShoresFirst Michigan City-Chicago Swim EndsEgyptian Wins Channel Swim DerbyIron Woman Of GibraltarRound-Trip Channel Swimmerzittenfeld Twins ParadeHope To Swim English ChannelGetting A First Hand Story Of The Swim To New YorkZimmy Zups While SwimmingUpset Stomach Bothers Zimmy In Albany-New York SwimJoe GriffithJoe GriffithSpring TrainingTed EriksonWilliam Randolph Hearst 15-Mile Swim MarathonBoston Light SwimEileen Crawls Ashore.. Beats The Channel.. Wins £1,000Lake George Swimming MarathonGertrude EderleGirl Swims From Battery to Sandy Hook To Test Stamina For Channel SwimThe First Woman To Swim The English ChannelGertrude Ederle's Family Not Disheartened By FailureGertrude EderleHuge Throngs Greet "Trudy".Gertrude EderleFails In Attempt To Swim The English ChannelTraining RunChannel Swimmer Takes OffSwimmers Off To An Uneven StartMoran Swim MarathonMarathon SwimmersOut To Beat Dad's RecordA Sporting HandshakeWelcome Home ShirleyFlorence ChadwickLillian Cannon ReturnsFlorence ChadwickChampion Mermaid!Swimming Champion Rescued When Attacked By CrampGertrude EderleSets New Channel MarkGertrude EderleExhausted, But HappyOutdraws Elizabeth & PhilipSwim And Field Day at L St. BathsTop Women In Swim MarathonCharlotte SchoemmellMary Margaret RevellTrudy Goes Through Channels AgainTo Attempt Another Long SwimGreta Andersen Wins The International Cross Channel Swimming RaceParaplegic To Swim The ChannelFourteen year Old Californian Girl Prepares For Channel SwimLake Michigan Marathon SwimThis Is Training?Danish Woman Swimmer Is The First Competitor To Land In The Cross-Channnel Swimming RaceThe Return Of Another Channel VictorThumbs Up For Jon EriksonThree Attempt The Channel SwimPreparing For Girl Guide Channel SwimLake ConquerorExhaustedDanish Woman Swimmer Is The First Competitor To Land in The Cross-Channel International Swimming RaceFourteen Swimmers Begin The Third International Cross-Channel Swimming RaceBrenda SherrattTom ParksFirst Woman Swims Catalina ChannelFirst To Swim Straits Of MagellanGertrude EderleWell-Timed After Conquering ChannelChannel Record BreakerFernand Du MoulinGrease At Gris NezFormer Olympic Swim Stars To Show Off For World's FairStill In The SwimJohn M. DonelonSchoolgirl Hopes To Be Youngest Person To Swim The English ChannelPeruvian Swim English ChannelTop FavoritesSwimmer Prepares For Catalina SwimHerman WillemseAfter Winning Island SwimFlorence  RockyGreta Anderson Wins International Channel SwimGreta AndersonLake George Marathon SwimFourth Straight Herman WillemseReady For OntarioChannel Swim By 11-Year-Old Schoolgirl Delayed By Bad WeatherSwim WinnerShirley Takes Second Plunge In ChannelNew England Lass Trains To Tackle Channel SwimShirley May Pulled From Water Short Of GoalHerman WillemseCatalina Channel Aspirant In TrainingMr. France Swims With Shirley MayOlympic Swim Star Standing By With Shirley MayWould-Be Channel SwimmersNew Channel RecordHerman Willemse, Carlos Larriera & Greta AndersonShirley May Goes Swimming With FatherShirley May Leaves The ChannelVan Rijsel,Mickman, France & AndersenWell-Done Practice SessionShirley Says England's Fine But She Misses MomChannel Dress-Rehearsal For ShirleySomerset Citizens Turn Out For Shirley MayGrease Coat For Channel TryResisting Shirley May Taken From WaterTuning For Try At Churchill's ChannelShirley May Shadow Boxes With The ChannelEgyptian Student After Beating ChannelSchoolgirl Hopes To Be Youngest Person To Swim The Channel11 Year Old Sets Off To Break The Channel RecordAfter Daring Swim Across English ChannelConfederation Park Championship30 Mile DipProud Son Of Catalina Channel SwimmerShirley May & KidsShirley May Works OutGreta Anderson Wins International Channel SwimTen London Schoolgirls Swim the Channel In RelayMarilyn BellSuccess!Greta Anderson Wins International Channel SwimAmerican Tries For Round Trip English Channel SwimChannel Swimmers Start Annual Contest In Pouring RainRiding Shotgun, Ocean StyleNearing GoalWon But Didn't FinishSwimmer ReunitedFlorence ChadwickFlorence Chadwick FeedingMargaret Ravior & George YoungHypnosis Channel Girl Warms UpCindy NicholasCindy Nicholas CollapsesPrep For Channel Swim14 Year Old Californian Schoolgirl To Attempt ChannelEnd Of A long JourneyChannel Swim Dare Devil"I told You George Would Win" trainer of Young Exults In VictoryYoung Swimmer Preparing for Wrigley MarathonShirley May is SeventeenEderle PicFourteen Year Old Californian Schoolgirl Prepars for Channel SwimA 14-Year-Old girl swims the channelShe Didn't Make ItSets New Around-The-Island RecordMade ItMeruel FergusonSpring TrainingNearing GoalDennis matuchLong Distance SwimmerBathers In Annual Community SwimMiss Mercedes GleitzBreaks Record but Disappoints OnlookersFor Her Childrens SakeIn the Guld StreamIn The Gulf StreamFinishing TouchGeorge Young Plucks The Fruits Of VictoryJames S VoellerSwim ProtestTrains For Channel SwimGeorge "Scotty" FraserChannel ChampsAfter An Icy Dip Into The ChannelDanish Woman Swimmer FirstHe Made ItThe Lake WonChannel Swimmer Teaches TotsBaltimore Woman Swimmer and Dog will Swim English ChannelCliff LumsdenGreetings From The WinnerWinnersAfter effect of Historic SwimTed EriksonPlans Daring SwimGertude Ederle & SisterThey Crossed The Channel TogetherLynne CoxFirst Michigan City-Chicago Swim EndsSmashing Records About The Best Thing She DoesGreta AndersenChicago Park DistrictNearing Channel GoalLondon Girl Typists Gallant Attempt to Swim The English ChannelShirley May Stroking Through Channel WatersHe Has Some Cause For A Freezing DipMidnight SwimHow About A Lick At Your Overcoat, Mister?Miss Mercedes GleitzMarathon Swim FinishWins 15 mile SwimEva MorrisonEva MorrisonSwim in Bay Tops Off The Day ThursdayWhat Makes A Champion Swimmer?Harger Rollo and Joan FordPolio Victim to try Channel SwimAmerican Polio Victim Harry HinkenFlo Comes AshoreAngela KondrakConquered By LakeAlmost ThereMermaidFlorence Chadwick Churns Through HellespontCanadian WelcomeMarilyn BellGertrude EderleFlorence Swims ChannelRelaxing After English Channel SwimSwimmer Prepares For Catalina SwimSwim MarathonWater BabiesBetters Her Own Record In Swim Across Chesapeake BayFlorence Chadwick Quaker Cane Sugar AdvertismentTaking on NourishmentUnknown Swimmer Prepares for Wrigley SwimFlorence Chadwick Glamour ShotFlorence Chadwick Advertising CampaignFit to be TiedSpeedboat Hospital ShipWilliam Wrigley, Jr.Wrigley Swim FavoriteWrigley Marathon StartLinda to Swim Channel -- ToplessUnder The GunGeorge YoungBeaten By the ChannelGertrude EderleNew York Gives Queenly Welcome to "Trudy" Ederle, Channel Swimmer.Florence ChadwickLocals OutChannel Swimmer Gets Warm-Up CupTicker Tape and ConfettiMrs. Amy HilandSpanish Woman Swims ChannelSwimmers To Race Across ChannelEloonor Holm Has Nothing On This LassieChannel Swim PostponedWill Try To Swim English ChannelSwimmer Completes 22 Hour GrindReady For Long SwimFlorence ChadwickLong Channel Swim AheadTo Attempt Another Long SwimConsolation PrizeTed EriksonChannel Swimmer ComfortedFails in Bid to Swim LakeGertrude EderleAdmiring World Congratulates Woman Channel SwimmerReadying for another big swimBows to Frigid Waters.Enrst VierkoetterLeonora ModellJose CortinasFlorence Chadwick Begins SwimSwim MatchHousewife Swims Catalina ChannelMary Margaret RevellMaryland Girl Ready For Channel SwimShirley May FranceWill Try ChannelWoman Swimmer of Chesapeake Bay, Trains for try at English ChannelDetroit Swimmer FaltersWeissmuller Sees Chadwick OffHigh Altitude TrainingShe Intends to Conquer the ChannelSharing A MomentWelcomed BackSwimmer CongratulatedSwimmer Conquers Hell GateTo Attempt Repeat Of Her Triumph Last YearEthel Hertle Wins Marathon Swim
Pictured in the Gallery is my personal collection of Vintage Swimming Photos with a particular focus on Channel Swimmers.

Most of these images come from the archives of old Newspaper Companies.

Chris Geer
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