Gertrude Ederle facts for kids
|Nickname(s)||"Trudy", "Gertie", "Queen of the Waves"|
October 23, 1905|
Manhattan, New York City, US
|Died||November 30, 2003
Wyckoff, New Jersey, US
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Club||Women's Swimming Association|
Gertrude Caroline Ederle ( ED-ər-LEE-,_-AYD--; October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) 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. Among other nicknames, the press sometimes called her "Queen of the Waves."
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