Ederle, Gertrude Caroline
Gertrude Caroline Ederle (ā´dərlē), 1905–2003, American swimmer, b. New York City. Ederle won three medals in the 1924 Olympic games. On Aug. 6, 1926, she became the first woman to swim the English Channel, which she crossed in rough seas in 14 hr and 31 min, breaking the previous men's record. She became a professional soon afterward, making several successful tours before her retirement.
"Ederle, Gertrude Caroline." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (February 18, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/ederle-gertrude-caroline
"Ederle, Gertrude Caroline." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved February 18, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/ederle-gertrude-caroline