Images from SPLASH! Gertrude Ederle

Continuing the series of posts from my new book SPLASH!

From Chapter 8: “Climb Every Mountain, Swim Every Sea.”
Gertrude Ederle was the first person of either sex to swim the English Channel using the crawl stroke and the first woman to ever successfully cross it. Her 1926 Channel swim shaved almost two hours off the previous record.



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