Tom Watch's initial involvement in Channel swimming came with his Weymouth friend Godfrey Chapman who was the first British swimmer to finish in the 1951 Daily Mail cross-Channel race.
Subsequently, he coached other Weymouth swimmers, including Jacqui Hampson and Philip Gollop, as well as other swimmers from around the world, including King of the Channel, Britain's Kevin Murphy.
Tom died at age 93 on 9 February 2020.
The comprehensive background (Below) on Tom was published in The Times on 22 February 2020.
Godfrey Chapman | Philip Gollop | Jacqui Hampson | Kevin Murphy
Created: 20th March 2020
Last Updated: 20th March 2020