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1924 swimming Olympian who became the first woman to conquer the English Channel two years later.
She was born in New York City, one of five children of Henry and Anna Ederle, German immigrants who ran a butcher shop in Manhattan.
How did Gertrude Ederle die?
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||98 years|
|Birthday||October 23, 1905|
|Death date||November 30, 2003|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
To me, the sea is like a person – like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea, I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.Gertrude Ederle
I am not a person who reaches for the moon as long as I have the stars.Gertrude Ederle
Oh, I eat whatever I want whenever I want it.Gertrude Ederle
Don’t weep for me; don’t write any sob stories.Gertrude Ederle
I was happiest between the waves.Gertrude Ederle