Captain Matthew Webb Finishing At Calais, France In 1875

Captain Matthew Webb Finishing At Calais, France In 1875

Courtesy of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Calais, France. Captain Matthew Webb completed the first crossing of the English Channel in the summer of 1875. The drawing – part of the archives from the International Swimming Hall of Fame – recreates his historic landing on Calais, France and gives a sense of the awe felt by the people who witnessed his achievement. Copyright © 2008-2019 by World Open Water Swimming Association