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Ederle Explained

Ederle at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

U.S. swimmer, the first woman to swim the English Channel. Born in New York City, she set women's world freestyle records in the early 1920s, and in 1924 she shared a gold medal (400-m relay) at the Olympic Games. In 1926 she swam the 35-mi (56-km) Channel in 14 hours 31 minutes, breaking the men's record by 1 hour 59 minutes. Her record was only broken in 1950, by Florence Chadwick (13 hours 20 minutes).

Ederle at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Ederle
n : United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to
swim the English Channel (1903-) [syn: {Gertrude Ederle},
{Gertrude Caroline Ederle}]