Daisy Ridley trained for months to play first woman to swim English Channel (arstechnica.com)
from tedu to swimming on 04 Jun 00:46

In August 1926, American champion swimmer Gertrude "Trudy" Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel, completing the 21-mile feat in 14 hours and 34 minutes—a record that would stand until 1950. She was just a few months shy of her 21st birthday. It's the kind of classic sports story tailor-made for the silver screen, and Disney has obliged with its new biopic The Young Woman and the Sea, starring Daisy Ridley as Ederle.


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