August 6, 2016

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Mahonri M. Young (1877-1957), The Swimmer, 20th century, pastel, 8 15/16 x 15 13/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate.

 

Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel on this day in 1926. Born in Manhattan, she began swimming at a very young age. She won a gold medal in the 4×100 event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, earning bronze in 100 and 400-meter freestyle events at the same Olympics. The following year she began her training to swim the Channel. She swam the Channel in 14 hours and 34 minutes.

 

                                                                                    

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