Gertrude Ederle was 19 in 1926 when she became the first woman to swim across the Channel. Her 13 and a half hour time took 24 years to beat. She never married and died aged 98.
Rachel Mars, performing at Phenomenal People, Southbank Centre, Saturday 10 March.
Rachel Mars is a performer, writer and producer working in theatre, live art and comedy. She has performed around the UK, in theatres, hotel corridors and toilets. Her work explores cultural, familial and queer identities, and the bizarre and surprising nature of human connection. She is one half of Mars.tarrab, Associate Artists at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth.