“To me, the sea is like a person – like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea, I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” Gertrude Ederle
Gertrude Ederle swims across the English Channel, becoming the first woman to do so.
Gertrude Caroline Ederle was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. On August 6, 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
Gertrude Ederle – Swimmer- Associated Links:
- “First Woman to Swim the English Channel” | The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/07/first-woman-to-swim-the-english-channel-1926
- “The First Woman to Brave the English Channel” | Outside Online:
- Gertrude Ederle | History.com: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gertrude-ederle-becomes-first-woman-to-swim-english-channel
- Gertrude Ederle | Biography.com: https://www.biography.com/people/gertrude-ederle-9284131
- “How Olympic champ Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim English Channel” | New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/gertrude-ederle-woman-swim-english-channel-article-1.802472
- “When Gertrude Ederle Turned the Tide” | Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/donotmigrate/3672954/When-Gertrude-Ederle-turned-the-tide.html
- “Gertrude Ederle’s Channel Swim” | Mashable: http://mashable.com/2016/04/14/gertrude-ederle-english-channel/#w94Ee0pqWgqJ
- “The First Woman to Swim the English Channel Beat the Men’s Record” | HISTORY: https://www.history.com/news/gertrude-ederle-first-woman-swim-english-channel
- Gertrude Ederle | Quotes: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/gertrude_ederle