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WOMAN SETS NEW RECORD BY WONDERFUL SWIM'
Nellie Schmidt, snapped at the finish of her record swim.
Nell Schmidt of Alameda, Cal.,
has long been credited as being
the greatest woman swimmer the
Pacific coast has ever. seen, but
her performance recently of
swimming almost a mile round
the Seal Rocks off the Cliff house,
at San Francisco, fighting the
tides and current rips all the way,
and doing the distance in 34 min
utes 50 seconds, is the best she
has ever done.
It is one of the greatest feats.
ever accomplished in. aquatics by
any woman in any part of the
Her swim conclusively proves
the right of her claim of being
the Woman, speed champion in
open waten It is doubtful if even
Miss Vera Neave of England,
holder of' the world's record for
the mile, could outdistance the
Alameda wonder. The course
was about 20 yards short of a full
mile, and when it is considered