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Florence Chadwick

Swimmer Florence Chadwick

Profession: Swimmer

United States of America

Why Famous: The first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions.

Born: May 19, 1918
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 15, 1995 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Events in the Life of Florence Chadwick

  • 1950-08-08 Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)
  • 1951-09-11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

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