Gertrude Ederle

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United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel (1906-2003)

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Savanna Mason, based on a historic character, is approaching 20 and aware that, as a competitive swimmer, her best days are most likely past her already; she struggles in the formidable shadow of Gertrude Ederle, the legendary grande dame of swimming whose conquering of the English Channel was only one of a remarkable career of swimming achievements.
Burgess had a hand in the first crossing by a woman, Gertrude Ederle of the United States, who did it on August 6, 1926.
Gertrude Ederle, who battled riptides, crosscurrents, driving rain and turbulent seas to become the first woman to swim the English Channel died Nov.
Gertrude Ederle came home to New York to a ticker-tape parade with two million people lining the sidewalks and stuffing the windows of all the skyscrapers, showering her with streamers and chanting, "Trudy
GERTRUDE Ederle, who became the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926, has died in Wyckoff, New Jersey.
Historical figures such as Gertrude Ederle and Amelia Earhart and newer heroines such as Lyn St.
Lindbergh had not yet crossed the Atlantic nor Gertrude Ederle the Channel, nor Al Jolson the silver screen.
P) As the first woman to swim the English Channel, Gertrude Ederle lived a life full of daring and courage.
With the birth of the 20th century, Annie Taylor survived a barrel trip over Niagara Falls, Annie Oakley was easily out-shooting every man with a gun, Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel, Margaret Abbott won an Olympic gold medal in golf, and the incomparable Babe Didrikson was a champion in many sports.
The first woman to swim the English Channel was Gertrude Ederle of New York City, 19, who accomplished the feat in 14 hrs.
One of the reasons van Wisse selected this particular swim was because Gertrude Ederle was her childhood inspiration and hero.
American Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to do what in 1926?
6 August - American swimmer Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel from France to England.
Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, died in Wyckoff, N.
1919: Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world record holder in any sport when, at the age of 12 years and 298 days, she set a new best in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis.