• Short Summary

    Women swimmers get greased up for a 10 mile race in Lake Ontario.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Toronto, Canada. Swimming for £2,000. prize. Margaret Revoir - swimming for first time as a professional - wins ten miles Marathon swim, 32 started."

    Toronto, Canada.

    A group of women swimmers prepare to compete in a long distance swimming race in Lake Ontario. It is so cold that they are all covered in grease. They pose for a photograph.

    The swimmers dive into the Lake. Various shots as they swim over the 10 mile course. The voiceover comments - 'And they call women the weaker sex.' Shots of Margaret Revoir from Philadelphia, the eventual winner, as she takes her last lap. She comes in to the side and climbs out.

    Nice shots of Miss Revoir as she dries off. She is asked to come back next year but doesn't sound too sure about the prospect.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    721.19
    Media URN:
    6425
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:32:00 / 01:34:36:00
    Canister:
    30/29

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