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Even as a teen-ager in Dartford, Ted May was known as one of the strongest swimmers in England. The water never seemed rough enough to suit him. On stormy nights he would swim the lower Thames to visit his girl friend Florence; just for kicks, he would dive under water and stay down long enough to scare her. "One of these days," he told her, "I'm going to swim right down this river and clear across to France."

Eventually they got married, and the effort of raising a family crowded out Ted May's old ambition....

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