Category Archives: Swimming

Sporting Events Swimming Women

Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

amelia gade corsonAmelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

This parade took place September 10, 1926 in honor of Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade markers for achievements in swimming.

There were only two ticker tape parades thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of swimming.

Sporting Events Swimming Women

Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim English Channel

gertrude ederleGertrude Ederle, first woman to swim English Channel

This parade took place August 27, 1926 in honor of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the 21-mile expanse of the English Channel.

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade markers for achievements in swimming.


Watch the video of Gertrude Ederle’s parade in 1926.

There were only two ticker tape parades thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of swimming.