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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle Ô 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 sY a woman She would swim across the English Channel in fourteen hours and set a world record. Another woman whose accomplishments we've not heard of unless we are in her field Gertrude Ederle nearly drowned when she was a child so her dad worked to teach her to swim She found her element She started swimming competitively at 15 and the next year she set a record swimming from Manhattan to Sandy Hookshe bested all the men who'd swum that route She then took on the big one the English Channel On her second try she also beat every man's recordShe got a ticker tape parade in New York and it appears that the world promptly forgot all about her The notes in the back tell of the toll her life took she lost most of her hearing maybe because of measles maybe because of her Channel swims She fell and spent FOUR YEARS in a cast and was confined to a wheel chair But she taught herself to walk again She spent years teaching deaf children to swimI'm sorry that was not included in the picture book

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E medals at the 1924 Olympics in Paris But what she planned to do next had never been done b. I didn't care much for the illustrations but I enjoyed reading about Ederle about whom I knew very little I liked the way Adler kept referring to other people's doubts about Gertrude's ability to swim the English Channel doubts because she was of the weaker sex She showed them wrong I also appreciated that author's note at the end relating what happened to Gertrude after her record breaking swim This is a great inspirational book for young girls especially athletes Recommended

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America's Champion Swimmer Gertrude EderleTrudy Ederle loved to swim and she was determined to be the best At seventeen Trudy won thre. This is an interesting picture book biography of the first woman to swim the English Channel with a record time From the beginning she obviously had a natural aptitude for swimming and also a lot of determination and ambition This biography covers the time from her young childhood when and why she learned to swim including her early successes her Olympic medals and her attempted then successful channel swim and the additional information at the end continues with what happened to her An integral part of the book is the information about how women were seen and treated at that time how Gertrude bucked tradition and how she was inspirational for her female contemporariesI knew of Ederle’s accomplishment; when I was a child and teen I was fascinated by it I have always loved swimming and the Olympics and swimming the English Channel was something I found fascinatingWhat I didn’t know until I read this book was that view spoiler the weather was awful during her successful swim and if it had been better she’d have arrived across the channel hours earlier than she did Also whle the channel is 21 miles across she probably had to swim 35 miles in order to get there because of the currents and the weather hide spoiler