on this august 17 DAY 1919: Gertrude Ederle
became the youngest world record holder in any sport when, aged 12 years and 298 days, she set the best 880 yard freestyle time.
| August 6 THE first woman to successfully swim the English Channel did so this day in 1926 and her name was Gertrude Ederle
. Swimming from France to England, it was Gertrude's second attempt but her time of just over 11 hours was almost twice as fast as the first man.
In August 1875 Britain merchant marine captain Matthew Webb became the first known person to swim across the English Channel, accomplishing the feat in 21 hours and 45 minutes.American Gertrude Ederle
was the first woman to do so in August 1926.
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Since then, the chronicles have profiled Victorian era champion cyclist Tillie Anderson and swimmer Gertrude Ederle
, who, in 1926, became the first woman to cross the English Channel--doing so two hours faster than all the men before her.
Nick Tanana and William Ederle
of Avison Young South Carolina represented the landlord, CJL Investments LLC, in the lease of 2,200 square feet of office space at 223 B.
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J, Featherstone RL, Clifton A, Brown MM.
6 AUGUST Gertrude Ederle
became the first woman to swim the English Channel.
1926 American Gertrude Ederle
becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
On August 6, 1926, nineteen-year-old Gertrude Ederle
became the first woman to swim the English Channel, a 21-mile stretch separating Great Britain from the northwestern part of France.
The American was already a world record holder and had a gold medal from the Paris Olympics in 1924 when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel in August 1926.