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Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record- holder in five events. On 6 August 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.


On this day in History, Gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim English Channel on Aug 06, 1926. Learn more about what happened today on History.


Aug 7, 2015 ... Miss Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old New York swimmer, swam the English Channel yesterday from the French coast to England. She is the first ...


Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel. Learn more at Biography.com.

Apr 21, 2011 ... Gertrude Ederle 1st Woman To Swim English Channel - 1926 | Today in History | 6 Aug 16 - Duration: 0:48. AP Archive 803 views · 0:48.
Aug 5, 2016 ... On August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel, arriving in Kingsdown, England, from France in 14 ...


Nov 18, 2014 ... Historical footage of Trudy's Ederle's Channel swim. The song Blackbird was a hit the same year. As it is with many open water ultra endurance ...


In her second attempt to swim across the English Channel, Gertrude Ederle began at 7:08 a.m. at Cape Gris-Nez in France. When she emerged on the English ...


Dec 1, 2003 ... Gertrude Ederle, who became first woman to swim across English Channel in 1926, dies at age 98; photos (M)


Aug 6, 2016 ... Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel, taking 14 hours and 34 minutes. Sadly for British honour, however, ...