Ederle was the sixth person ever to swim the Channel, and she did so despite stormy weather and large waves. The 19-year-old American also won medals in the 1924 Paris Olympics.RANK: 81 LOCATION: Dover, England DATE: 8/6/1926 CATEGORY: More

By Maggie Gray
March 02, 2013

In her second attempt to swim across the English Channel, Gertrude Ederle began at 7:08 a.m. at Cape Gris-Nez in France. When she emerged on the English coast 14 hours and 31 minutes later, she not only became the first woman ever to swim the Channel, she beat the previous record, man or woman, by two hours.

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