Thomas Blower of Nottingham, England swam across the Irish Sea in 1947, a 25-mile route from Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, to Portpatrick, Scotland. He completed the swim in 15 hours and 25 minutes.
- Tom Blower – Wikipedia
Tom Blower (1914–1955) was a British man who on 27–28 July 1947 became the first to successfully swim the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland, … Kevin Murphy 21-year-old Londoner, swam the Irish Sea from Ireland to Scotland …
- Tom Blower and the first successful North Channel swim | LoneSwimmer
Oct 24, 2012 – This is the deadly and cruel North Channel of the Irish Sea. … Only one swimmer has ever made it across—an Englishman named Tom Blower.
- Nottingham – History – Torpedo Tom Blower – BBC
Apr 11, 2008 – Tom Blower was the long distance swimming equivalent of Paula Radcliffe. … the first non-Lancastrian to win the ten-mile race across Morecambe Bay. … 1947 – Becomes the first man to swim the northern Irish Sea in a time of …
- Nottingham Features – Tom Blower swimmer – BBC
Feature on the swimmer Tom Blower who swam and broke records during … They’d also like to hear from any relations in Notts and around they world. … Becomes the first man to swim the northern Irish Sea in a time of 15 hours, 26 minutes.
- History – Swim the North Channel
From Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick in Scotland on the Mull of Galloway. 21.6 Statuette miles. It was first swam by Tom Blower from England in 1947. … The first is the sea temperature, which can be 3-5 degrees lower and the second is … Kevin went on to complete two more successful solo swims across the …