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Learn About New York Native Gertrude Ederle

Olympic champion and world record holder in five different events, Gertrude Caroline Ederle was an American competitive swimmer who competed from October 23, 1906, to November 30, 2003. She successfully swam across the English Channel for the first time on August 6, 1926. The press occasionally referred to her as Queen of the Waves in addition to other names.
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