Photograph of Miss Gertrude Ederle
Miss Gertrude Ederle B/W Photograph 29-09-1925 Woman’s channel swim. The young American girl swimmer will in all probability make an attempt to swim the channel to-day or to-morrow. While in training she has made many long endurance tests.
Photo shows:- A recent photograph of Gertrude Ederle in training.
Gertrude was the first woman to swim the English Channel, on the 6th of August 1926 in a new record time of 14hrs.39mins. She was the first person to swim front crawl. She had one unsuccessful swim in 1925 on August 18th. She swam for 8 hours 50mins She was trained by Jabez Wolffe. and swam Breast stroke on her first swim. On her successful swim she wore a two piece costume. and used an eight leg beat crawl. She was one of six children. She held world records for 300yds. 500yds, 880yds, 400m.440m, 500m. She played herself in the film Swim girl Swim.