Quotes by Gertrude Ederle

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Gertrude Caroline Ederle (October 23, 1906 November 30, 2003) was an American competitive swimmer. In 1926, she became the first woman to swim the English Channel.

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To me, the sea is like a person -- like a child that I've known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I'm out there.