World Champion at Tyldesley

Frank E. Beaurepaise of Australia, the world amateur champion at all distances up to 1 mile visited Tyldesley on the 14th October 1910.  At the time he was holder of the Australian, English, Swedish, German, Belgium and French Championships.

He made an attempt to beat the quarter mile record, being accompanied on his swim by Kenneth Tyldesley, the Club Champion.

Frank E. Beaurepaise beat Kenneth Tyldesley by 2 lengths of the baths in a time of 5 minutes 27 seconds just  2.5 seconds outside the record.

In the same evening Kenneth Tyldesley won the Eckersey Cup, the 100 yards scratch race for the Club Championship (which was also the last of the 3 races at varying distances for the Eckersley Cup) in a time of 1 minute 14 seconds.   J. Smith was second and A. Carlton third.