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Philip Rush

Posted on: 4th January 2023

Following a record breaking three way swim of the channel by Philip Rush in 1987, Philip Rush was awarded several pieces of memorabilia. The New Zealand Sports Federation made these pieces into a presentable trophy. Years later the Channel Swimming Association expressed an interest in having for display the now new trophy.

Stanley Paris VP on the CSA and a fellow New Zealander, funded a duplicate of the trophy made possible by Clive Burbage of the CSA Executive who had made a duplicate of the prized Mathew Webb plate.

As a result Philip Rush has made a generous donation of the original trophy to the CSA such that it may be displayed at the annual prize giving and at the Dover Museum.”

Photograph above: “Phil Rush holding aloft the original trophy with its duplicate mounted above.”