|Age||13 years 42 days|
|Date of Swim||1982|
|Swim Time||15 hours 32 minutes|
|Monitoring Body||Channel Swimming Association|
|Club||Weymouth Swimming Club|
Jacqui became the youngest girl to cross the Channel in 1982 and was awarded The Graeme Thompson Memorial Trophy for the Youngest Successful Swimmer.
|In 1982, Jacqui became one of five swimmers from Weymouth who had successfully swam across The
Channel. Shown in the photograph with the other four who were equally famous in their own right.
Left-to-Right: Mervin Sharp (Then King of the Channel with 7 crossings); Philip Gollop who was the youngest to cross the Channel with his 13:45 crossing in 1965; Jacqui Hampson; Greg Schofield; Godfrey Chapman whose 13:02 made him the first Englishman to complete the Daily Mail race of 1951.
Interestingly, apart from being from Weymouth, all five swimmers had attended the same school.
Material provided by Greg Schofield and CSA Secretary Audrey Scott's report in the 1982 Annual Report of the BLDSA.
Created: 20th March 2005
Last Updated: 19th April 2020