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Facts From 1950 - Chadwick Swims The English Channel

American long distance swimmer Florence May Chadwick broke the then world record held by American swimmer Gertrude Ederie. On 8th August 1950 , at the age of 32 , Chadwick swam from France to England in a record time of 13 hours and 23 minutes. Approximately one year later Chadwick swam the Channel again , only this time in the opposite directio...

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