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 among other nicknames, the press sometimes called her. Official profile of olympic athlete gertrude ederle (born 23 oct 1906 - 30 nov 2003), including games, medals, results, photos, videos and news. Gertrude ederle (usa) 1965 honor swimmer for the record: olympic games: 1924 gold (4x100m freestyle relay), bronze (100m, 400m freestyle) world and national records: 29 (from 1921 to 1925 - in 1922 she set 7 world records in the course of one 500m swim) first woman to swim the english. Media in category gertrude ederle the following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total bench at grave of gertrude ederle 1024jpg 1,024 × 766 265 kb bundesarchiv bild 102-10212, gertrud ederlejpg 561 × 800 59 kb gertrude ederle graissée par bill burgess, pour sa traversée de la manche (aût.
Historical footage of trudy's ederle's channel swim the song blackbird was a hit the same year correction: trudy swam in 1926 and she was deaf. It was 1924 and the olympics were being held in paris that's when a 19-year- old woman from new york city emerged on the world stage she was a swimming phenomenon and the olympics were just the beginning of a fantastic career her name was gertrude ederle, known as trudy by her friends and. Paramount and jerry bruckheimer have tapped lily james to portray gertrude ederle in a movie about the first woman to swim across the english channel.
America's champion swimmer: gertrude ederle [david a adler, terry widener] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers trudy ederle loved to swim, and she was determined to be the best at seventeen trudy won three medals at the 1924 olympics in paris but what she planned to do next had never been. Learn about gertrude ederle: her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more.
On this day in 1926, on her second attempt, 19-year-old gertrude ederle becomes the first woman to swim the 21 miles from dover, england, to cape griz -nez across the english channel, which separates great britain from the northwestern tip of france. Gertrude ederle wore three layers of grease, a pair of amber-tinted goggles, and a scandalous two-piece swimsuit when she waded into the 60-degree waters of the english channel on august 6, 1926. 17 reviews of gertrude ederle recreation center since i first came to nyc in 2010, i've gotten really into open water swimming and even pool and team swimming i owe it all to the city's adult lap swim program, which offers swimming hours before.
In 1926, american swimmer gertrude ederle became the first woman to swim the english channel the feat had been completed by 5 men before this, but ederle not only completed the swim but beat the record, set by enrique tirabocchi in 1923, by more than two hours born on october 23, 1905, in new.
Gertrude ederle, who was called ''america's best girl'' by president calvin coolidge in 1926 after she became the first woman to swim across the english channel, died yesterday at a nursing home in wyckoff, nj she was 98 ederle was a symbol of the roaring 20's, a decade given as much to heroics as. On the morning gertrude ederle set off on her cross-channel swim in 1926, a london newspaper ran a front-page editorial arguing that her failed attempt a year earlier simply proved that women were athletically inferior to men and that promoting female competitive sports was a waste of time. Gertrude ederle, in full gertrude caroline ederle, (born october 23, 1906, new york, new york, us—died november 30, 2003, wyckoff, new jersey), first woman to swim (1925) the english channel and one of the best-known american sports personages of the 1920s ederle early became an avid swimmer she was a. In her second attempt to swim across the english channel, gertrude ederle began at 7:08 am at cape gris-nez in france when she emerged on the english coast 14 hours and 31 minutes later, she not only became the first woman ever to swim the channel, she beat the previous record, man or woman,.