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  Channel Swimmer - Sunny Lowry Friday 29 August 2003  
Sunny Lowry swims the channel
Seventy years ago, on August 29th, 1933, a young Manchester woman, Sunny Lowry, stepped ashore at St Margarets Bay in Dover, having swum the English Channel. To prepare for the swim she ate a hearty breakfast of an 8 egg omelette, then trained for 3-4 hours a day in the sea.

Sunny swam all night, contending with the currents and a shoal of jellyfish. After 15 hours 41 minutes she reached St Margarets Bay, the first ever English woman ever to swim the Channel. Sunny was berated as a "harlot" because she exposed her bare knees.
Today, aged 92, she returns to St Margarets Bay, where she joins Rebecca Davies to recall her epic swim.


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