First Crossing Of The Strait Of Messina

First Crossing Of The Strait Of Messina

Nino Fazio of Italy found a photo of the first crossing of the Strait of Messina near Sicily, Italy taken on September 26th, 1930.

The swimmer in the photo was the young pioneer Giuseppe “Pippo” Dominici from Messina. Nino received the photo from Alberto Dominici, Pippo’s son. Pippo was 17 years old at the time, supported by his trainer Lillo Bensaja and by the local representative of the Italian Swimming Federation, that was established that same year.

La prima traversata dello Stretto di Messina on 26 settembre 1930, courtesy of Nino Fazio

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