Connie Gilhead

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by John Wood

In 1929, Connie Gilhead, a 20-year old London stenographer, began training to break the women’s record for swimming the English Channel.  How did she like to warm up for her workouts? Plenty of Indian club swinging, of course.

Gilhead tried several times but never did end up breaking the record, owing to unfavorable wind and choppy seas during her attempts.

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