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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.


Mar 2, 2013 ... Ederle was the sixth person ever to swim the Channel, and she did so despite stormy weather and large waves. The 19-year-old American also ...


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 ...


Oct 21, 2014 ... Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel. Learn more at Biography.com.


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 ...


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


Aug 14, 2017 ... Lillian Cannon, Famous American swimmer in training at Cape Gris-Nez for an attempt to swim the English Channel, wishes Gertrude Ederle ...


Dec 1, 2003 ... Gertrude Ederle, who was the toast of America and Europe in 1926 when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel, died ...