Events of the day in History
American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
(AZADI KE PANKH CREATIONS )
24th Aug. 1981
Charles Chapman was the first African-American to swim across the English Channel and is celebrated in the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Black Swimming History Exhibition.
The Exhibition tells of the aquatic history of sub-Sahara Africans who were considered for centuries the world’s greatest swimmers.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame tells of the story of enslaved African swimmers and divers who created enormous wealth by harvesting pearls and recovering sunken treasures in the water.