Wild Swimming Picture of the Week: Paris 1945

Paris 1945

Swimming in Paris has a connection with both Leicester and the Olympics.

Leicester swimmer John/Jack Arthur Jarvis won 108 swimming championships including two

golds at the Paris Olympics in 1900.

He learned to swim in the canal in Leicester and founded the Leicester Swimming Club.

He was one of only 15 swimmers honored at the official opening of America’s Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968.

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