Gertrude Ederle


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Noun1.Gertrude Ederle - United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel (1906-2003)Gertrude Ederle - United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel (1906-2003)
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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.
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.
GERTRUDE EDERLE 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.
In 1926, the American Gertrude Ederle (pictured) became first woman to swim the Channel - her time was 14 hours and 34 minutes.
ON THIS DAY 1919: Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world-record holder in any sport at the age of 12 years and 298 days in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis.
The US atomic AMERICAN swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old American swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel from France to England and set a new world record of 14 hours and 31 minutes.
"My mother took me to this place for swimming lessons, and one of the teachers was Gertrude Ederle," the first woman to swim the English Channel, in 1926, in 14 hours 31 minutes.