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By Lisa Bier

In 1926, Gertrude Ederle turned the 1st girl to swim the English Channel—and broke the prevailing checklist time in doing so. even supposing this day she is taken into account a pioneer in women’s swimming, girls have been swimming competitively 50 years prior. This historic ebook information the early interval of women’s aggressive swimming within the usa, from its beginnings within the 19th century via Ederle’s mind-blowing accomplishment. girls and women confronted many hindrances to secure swimming possibilities, together with restrictive ideals approximately actual talents, entry to secure and fresh water, bathing fits that impeded stream and have become heavy in water, and competition from authentic wearing businesses. The tales of those early swimmers it appears that evidently exhibit how a ways girl athletes have come.

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