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    Full title reads: "Toronto. World' Richest Swimming Prize. Margaret Ravior wins £2,000 for third year in succession."

    Toronto, Canada.

    Women in swimming costumes cover themselves in a fatty substance (probably lard) to keep out the cold - they are about to take part in a ten mile swim in open water.

    C/U young woman in swimming cap smearing herself with grease.

    M/S man helps out by rubbing grease onto body of woman.

    The swimmers gather outside a marquee. Quick cut away to the crowd.

    The competitors dive into 'the frigid Lake Ontario". The camera follows them as they start to swim away. Quick cut away to the crowds on the bank.

    M/S of swimmer in the water - she is followed by a rowing boat. This swimmer is the winner No. 1 - Margaret Ravior of Philadelphia, United States of America. Cut away to crowd. The swimmer passes the finishing line.

    C/U of the winner - she is wrapped in a towel and looks very cold.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4749
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    661.19
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:22:00 / 01:30:06:00
    Canister:
    32/72
    Sort Number:
    32/072
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    événements sportifs
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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