Gertrude Ederle


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for Gertrude Ederle

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

References in periodicals archive ?
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.
1926: Gertrude Ederle first woman to swim the Channel.
One of the reasons van Wisse selected this particular swim was because Gertrude Ederle was her childhood inspiration and hero.
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.
The first woman to swim the Channel was Gertrude Ederle in 1926.
One-hundred-five years ago today one of the most celebrated figures of the roaring twenties was born - Gertrude Ederle, who, at the age of 19, became the first woman to swim the English Channel.
It was more than 50 years before a woman successfully completed the journey unaided when a 19-year-old New Yorker named Gertrude Ederle swam from Cap Griz-Nez to Kingsdown in fourteen and a half hours.
1919: Swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world record holder in any sport at the age of 12 years and 298 days when she won the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis.
GROWING UP AS WE DID IN a city in which every neighborhood had a home-grown icon such as Lou Gehrig, Benny Leonard, Gertrude Ederle, Irving Jaffee, and Frankie Frisch, it was just a question of time until we inherited one of our own.
following pieces on Wilma Rudolph, Babe Didrickson Zaharias and Gertrude Ederle.
The standing world record time of 7 hours, 11 minutes was set 81 years ago by Gertrude Ederle as part of her training to become the first woman ever to swim across the English Channel.
August 23 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the channel creating the record time of 14 hours, 39 mins.
It's not likely that many Americans remember Gertrude Ederle, who became an international celebrity of the 1920s as the first woman to swim the English Channel.