Gertrude Ederle was a deaf Olympic swimmer from the 1920's. he birthday is October 23, 1905. Her death date is November 30, 2003. One of her influences to be a swimmer was that she wanted to be the first woman to swim the English Channel. Her education came from the Lexington School for the Deaf. That is also where she learned to swim.
Some of her accomplishments are that she is an Olympic medalist. She is also a 5 time world record holder. And she is also the first woman to swim the English Channel. Another one is that she is the first deaf swimmer.
Her impact on history is that she was a deaf Olympic swimmer. This impacts history by being an inspiration to little girls and deaf kids that they can be anything they want to. Another impact is that she was the first woman to swim the English Channel.