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Gertrude Ederle
Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. On 6 August 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Among other nicknames, the press sometimes called her "Queen of the Waves."[1]Contents1 Early years 2 Amateur career 3 Professional career 4 Death 5 Legacy 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly years[edit] Gertrude Ederle
Gertrude Ederle
was born on October 23, 1905 in Manhattan, New York City. She was the third of six children and the daughter of German immigrants, Gertrude Anna Haberstroh and Henry Ederle.[2][3] According to a biography of Ederle, America's Girl, her father ran a butcher shop on Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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Benjamin Spock
Benjamin McLane Spock
Spock
(May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-sellers of all time. The book's premise to mothers is that "you know more than you think you do."[1] Spock
Spock
was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics. His ideas about childcare influenced several generations of parents to be more flexible and affectionate with their children, and to treat them as individuals. However, they were also widely criticized by colleagues for relying too heavily on anecdotal evidence rather than serious academic research.[2] Spock
Spock
was an activist in the New Left
New Left
and anti Vietnam War
Vietnam War
movements during the 1960s and early 1970s
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DeHart Hubbard
William DeHart Hubbard (November 25, 1903 – June 23, 1976) was a track and field athlete who was the first African American
African American
to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event: the running long jump at the 1924 Paris Summer games. He subsequently set a long jump world record of 25 feet 10 3⁄4 inches (7.89 m) at
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Canyon Of Heroes
Route map: Google Template:Attached KML/Broadway (Manhattan) KML is from WikidataBroadwayDaytime scene on BroadwayBroadway through Manhattan, the Bronx and lower Westchester County is highlighted in redLength 33 mi (53 km)Location New York City
New York City
( Manhattan
Manhattan
and the Bronx) and Westchester CountySouth end Battery Place in Financial District, ManhattanMajor junctions I-95 / US 1 / US 9 in Manhattan NY 9A / Henry Hudson Parkway
Henry Hudson Parkway
in Riverdale NY 9A in Yonkers I-87 / I-287 / New York Thruway / NY 119 in Tarrytown NY 448 in Sleepy HollowNorth end US 9 / NY 117 in Sleepy HollowBroadway /ˈbrɔːdweɪ/ is a road in the U.S. state
U.S

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Battery Park
The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park) is a 25-acre (10 ha) public park located at the southern tip of Manhattan
Manhattan
Island in New York City facing New York Harbor. The park and surrounding area is named for the artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city's early years to protect the settlement behind them. The Battery Conservancy, founded in 1994 by current President Warrie Price, has undertaken and funded the restoration and improvement of the once shopworn park
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Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°57′35″W / 40.79028°N 73.95972°W / 40.79028; -73.95972Manhattan New York CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateView from Midtown Manhattan facing south toward Lower ManhattanFlagEtymology: Lenape: Manna-hata (island of many hills)Nickname(s): The City[1]Location of Manhattan, shown in red, in New York CityCoordinates: 40°43′42″N 73°59′39″W / 40.72833°N 73.99417°W / 40.72833; -73.99417Country  United StatesState  New YorkCounty New York (Coterminous)City  New YorkSettled 1624Government • Type Borough (New York City) • Borough President Gale Brewer
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Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook
is a barrier spit in Middletown Township,[3] Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The barrier spit, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) in length and varying from 0.1 to 1.0 mile (0.16 to 1.61 km) wide, is located at the north end of the Jersey Shore. It encloses the southern entrance of Lower New York Bay
Lower New York Bay
south of New York City, protecting it from the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the east
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Brighton Beach
Brighton
Brighton
Beach is an oceanside neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City
New York City
borough of Brooklyn, along the Coney Island peninsula. According to the 2010 United States
United States
Census report, the Brighton
Brighton
Beach and Coney Island
Coney Island
area, combined, had more than 110,000 residents
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Tammy Van Wisse
Tammy van Wisse (born 23 July 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria) is a long-distance swimmer from Australia. 1990 she won the Lake Zurich Swim. As a marathon swimmer she swam the Murray River
Murray River
in 2001, a distance of 2,438 kilometres and the English Channel
English Channel
in 1993 in a time of 8h 35mins and again in 1994 in a time of 8h 33mins.[1] In July 2006, van Wisse broke an 81-year-old record for the 35-mile swim from New York City to Sandy Hook,[2] and retired from competitive swimming the same year to start a family, 20 years after her first marathon swim.[3] She now works as an environmentalist[4] and a motivational speaker. References[edit]^ Dover Life - Successful Crossings 1994 ^ "Swimmer Tammy van Wisse breaks record". Sydney Morning Herald. 22 July 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-06.  ^ " Tammy van Wisse retiring to have babies". Sydney Morning Herald. 11 September 2006
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American Crawl
The front crawl or forward crawl, also known as the Australian crawl[1] or American crawl,[2] is a swimming stroke usually regarded as the fastest of the four front primary strokes.[3] As such, the front crawl stroke is almost universally used during a freestyle swimming competition, and hence freestyle is used metonymically for the front crawl. It is one of two long axis strokes, the other one being the backstroke. Unlike the backstroke, the butterfly stroke, and the breaststroke, the front crawl is not regulated by the FINA
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Esther Williams
Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics
1940 Summer Olympics
because of the outbreak of World War II, she joined Billy Rose's Aquacade, where she took on the role vacated by Eleanor Holm
Eleanor Holm
after the show's move from New York City to San Francisco. While in the city, she spent five months swimming alongside Olympic gold medal winner and Tarzan star, Johnny Weissmuller.[1] Williams caught the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scouts at the Aquacade
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Eleanor Holm
Eleanor G. Holm (December 6, 1913 – January 31, 2004) was an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. She is best known for having been expelled from the 1936 Summer Olympics
1936 Summer Olympics
team after she was found severely intoxicated after attending a cocktail party on the transatlantic ship taking the team to Germany. She went on to have a high-profile celebrity career as a socialite and interior designer, and co-starred in a Hollywood Tarzan
Tarzan
movie --- Tarzan's Revenge.[1] She appeared in that film with Glenn Morris, another Olympian.Contents1 Biography 2 In popular culture 3 See also 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksBiography[edit]Holm at the 1932 OlympicsHolm was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a fireman;[2] she learned to swim while very young
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Jabez Wolffe
Jabez Wolffe (19 November 1876 - 22 October 1943) attempted to swim the English Channel
English Channel
from 1906 to 1914 in 21 attempts. Biography[edit] Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 19 November 1876 as Jacob Wolffe, he was generally known by the first name Jabez. The closest attempt was in 1908, which failed by yards. Three other occasions were by under a mile. He died in 1943.[1] Publications[edit]Swimming Short & Long Distance (1926)References[edit]^ " Jabez Wolffe Dead. English Swimmer, 66. Failed 22 Times to Cross the channel. Trained Ederle". New York Times. October 23, 1943. Retrieved 2009-08-12. This biographical article related to a British swimmer is a stub
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Cape Gris-Nez
Cap Gris-Nez
Cap Gris-Nez
(literally "cape grey nose") is a cape on the Côte d'Opale in the Pas-de-Calais
Pas-de-Calais
département in northern France.A view of the English coastline from the viewing platform at Cap Gris-NezIt is between Wissant
Wissant
and Audresselles, in the commune of Audinghen. The cliffs of the cape are the closest point of France
France
to England
England
– 34 km (21 mi) from their English counterparts at Dover. Smothered in sea pinks and thrift, the cliffs are a perfect vantage point to see hundreds of ships, from oil tankers to little fishing trawlers, plying the waters below
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Helen Wills
Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody and Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Roark, was an American tennis player. She became famous around the world for holding the top position in women's tennis for a total of nine years: 1927–33, 1935 and 1938.[1] She won 31 Grand Slam tournament titles (singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles) during her career, including 19 singles titles. Wills was the first American woman athlete to become a global celebrity, making friends with royalty and film stars despite her preference to stay out of the limelight. She was admired for her graceful physique and for her fluid motion. She was part of a new tennis fashion, playing in knee-length pleated skirts rather than the longer ones of her predecessors. Unusually, she practiced against men to hone her craft, and she played a relentless game, wearing down her female opponents with power and accuracy
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