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We can’t wait for a new film called ‘Vindication Swim’ that comes out later in 2022. It tells the inspirational story of swimmer Mercedes Gleitze, who, having battled the waters of the English Channel and the patriarchal society of 1927, is forced into a fight to retain her record as the first English woman to swim the Channel.
In the same year she also became the first person to swim the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa.
Although famous at the time, Mercedes kept her past a secret from her children and grandchildren. She used the sponsorship money she earned to convert large houses in Leicester into flats for homeless families as one of many charitable endeavours.
What an inspiration!
The independent film by Film Director, Elliott Hasler of Relsah Films is due out later in 2022 Check out the trailer and announcement below.
Cover: Anne Duaban
Mercedes Gleitze or Mercedes Carey (18 November 1900 – 9 February 1981) was a British professional swimmer. Photographer unknown (Crown Studios), December 1930, Crown Studios negatives and prints, Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: 1/1-032967-F
Mercedes_Gleitze_crop By Fairfax Corporation – httpnla.gov.aunla.pic-vn6247512-v, Public Domain, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=44108758
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