She intended to swim the channel from the island to the California coast. Suppose Ederle swam 25.2 km east from the coast near Dover, England, then made a 90° turn and traveled south for 21.3 km to a point east of Calais, France.What was Ederleâs resultant displacement? She was the First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel. Gertrude Ederle (1905-2003) made â¦ Twenty-one miles of rocky English Channel waters. As a child, Chadwick had been inspired by Gertrude Ederle, who, in 1926, became the first woman to swim the English Channel. One giant goal â conquered. Eben Diskin. There have been several women who have helped promote gender equality. The English Channel, referred to as the busiest maritime route in the world, sees more than 200 ferries and 600 tankers pass through daily, according to the Channel Swimming â¦ Only four swimmers have swum three times in one go across the English Channel - â¦ A woman from the USA has set a new world record by swimming four times non-stop across the English Channel. Long-distance swimming was not new to her; she had been the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions. Photo: Sarah Thomas- Open Water Marathon Swimmer/Facebook. One of them is long-distance swimmer, Arati Saha, who is credited for being the first Asian woman to swim across the English channel in 1959, at the young age of 19. Body of migrant woman found on French beach after she tried to swim 21 miles across the English Channel to Britain equipped with a compass and high energy bars If you thought swimming across the English Channel once was hard, try doing it four times â without taking a single break. Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, swims across the 21-mile English Channel. Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old from Colorado who completed treatment for breast cancer a year ago, just became the first person to swim across the English Channel four times in a row. The two men with her failed, Egyptian swimmer Ishak Helmy dropping out after three hours and an English swimmer failing one mile (1.6 km) from Dover's Shakespeare Cliffs. Six American women, all over 60. She was one of three swimmers who were trying to make the swim across the Channel at the same time starting at 11:32 at night on 28 August 1926, leaving from Cape Gris Nez. Before her, women were considered incapable of such a long-distance swim. News. "We smoked it!â said Christie Ciraulo, 65, of Los Angeles, to the online publication NextTribe.. Ciraulo and five other members of a team they have dubbed the Mighty Mermaids are the first to complete a relay swim across the English Channel with all participants over age 60. Clip: 07/08/2020 | 11m 54s | Video has closed captioning. It was a fog-shrouded morning, July 4, 1952, when a young woman named Florence Chadwick waded into the water off Catalina Island. While Thomasâs feat is incredible and will be â¦ In that era, a woman making a career in swimmingâor for that matter any sportâwas not common. In 1926, Gertrude Ederle of the United States became the first woman to swim across the English channel. This woman is the first person in the world to swim across the English Channel four times nonstop. Sep 19, 2019. In 1926, American competition swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the channel.