Jabez Wolffe

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Jabez Wolffe (19 November 1876 - 22 October 1943) attempted to swim the English Channel from 1906 to 1914 in 21 attempts.


Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 19 November 1876 as Jacob Wolffe, he was generally known by the first name Jabez. The closest attempt was in 1908, which failed by yards. Three other occasions were by under a mile. He died in 1943.[1]



  1. ^ "Jabez Wolffe Dead. English Swimmer, 66. Failed 22 Times to Cross the channel. Trained Ederle". New York Times. October 23, 1943. Retrieved 2009-08-12.