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Gertrude Ederle

Real/Birth Name:
Gertrude Caroline Ederle
Also Known As:
Gertrude Jacobs Ederle
Nickname(s):
Trudy
Gertie
Queen of the Waves
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Long distance swimmer, open water. August 6, 1926, became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. As a child, a world record in the 880 yard freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 1924 in 4100 meter freestyle relay. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Women's Hall of Fame 2003.
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