Gertrude Ederle

 

Age: 97

 

Summary: swimmer who on August 6, 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel who competed the feat in 14 hours and 31 minutes breaking the previous men's record, and who also won three medals in the 1924 Olympic games.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: October 23, 1906

 

Died: November 30, 2003

 

Location: Wyckoff, New Jersey