The Life of Gertrude Ederle

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The Life of Gertrude Ederle

The Life of Gertrude Ederle

Gertrude Ederle was born in New York City on October 23, 1905.She was a champion swimmer by her late teens and competed in the 1924 Olympics. In 1925, she began training to swim acrsss the English Channel, the 21 miles between England and the European mainland. Five male swimmers had already crossed the channel, but she wanted to be the first woman to achieve this goal.


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