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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 20, 1912, Image 9

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ONLY WOMAN WHO EVER SWAM SAN FRANCISCO BAY
conquered for the first time by a
woman. Twenty-year-old Nellie
j-jg mKt Schmidt of Alameda, holder of
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Miss NelHe Schmidt; who is
first woman to swim San. Fran
cisco bay, showing her perfect
development.
v San Francisco, CaL, Aug. 20,
San Franciseo bay; has been
the woman's record for the Gol-
den Gate course, recently from
the Vallejo street wharf t to the
Oakland mole, about five miles, in
three hours and sfx minutes.
To prove California's supre
macy in aquatics, Miss Schmidt,
who is famed as a high diver, will
attempt in the near future to'
lower the world's record for the
mile, now held by Annette Kel
lermanof Australia 32 minutes'
44 seconds. She also has an
nounced that she hopes soon to
circle the Seal rocks, near the
Cliff house. This course no wo
man ever has attempted. Of the
many men swimmers who have
made the attempt only four have
succeeded.
Miss Schmidt used the double
overhand stroke, varying it for
rest with th6 single stroke.
A half hour delay, at the start,
through waiting for raoving pic-
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