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America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

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Trudy Ederle loved to swim, and she was determined to be the best. At seventeen Trudy won three medals at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. But what she planned to do next had never been done by a woman: She would swim across the English Channel in fourteen hours and set a world record.

"This picture-book biography covers the life of Gertrude Ederle, highlighting her world-record breaking, long-distance swims. In 1926, women were thought to be the weaker sex, but this indomitable young athlete broke the men's record by two hours when she swam the English Channel." -- School Library Journal

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Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author David A. Adler
Illustrator Terry Widener
ISBN 0152052518
Publication Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher Sandpiper
Language English