History

Will She Make the Channel Swim? – Strength Magazine – July, 1925

Since competitive swimming has reached its present stage a single feat has been accepted as the ultimate goal of all its followers. Every male athlete who has known the thrill of breaking records has at some time or other also known the desire to swim the English Channel ; while the female athlete, being a newer entrant into the field of sport, has looked at it distantly, hopefully, wondering if some time she might compete. So far not more than three women have tried it, and none have succeeded.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas