John F. Hanley

  • Jack's race against the Dutchman - new photos

    I found this photo on my trip to Jersey. It shows the 50yd course from the sea end. Although it was taken on July 19th 1959 the area was basically the same and so were the crowds.

    Jack would have been in the right hand lane with Kohler next to him.

    You can see the officials at the start of the course. The 3 metre diving board is to the left of the main diving stage in the centre of the picture.

    You can also see the floating water polo pitch secured to the side before being pulled out to replace the swimming lanes for the match.



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