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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Mercedes Gleitze Swimming With Her Child
In the original post, it was reported that Mercedes Gleitze was pregnant with all three of her children during her swims. The article has been corrected.
Gleitze's daughter Doloranda Hannah Pember recalls, "When my mother carried out a five-month tour of South Africa in 1932, she was in a state of pregnancy on all her swims there, which included a difficult double crossing from Cape Town to Robben Island and back, a 43-hour endurance swim in the city's public baths, and six more open water swims in South Africa's major rivers - plus numerous demonstrations to school children in the provinces that she visited. She gave birth to her first child just 3 months after completion of the tour. However, she had retired from swimming by the time she gave birth to her second and third child."
Swimming through a pregnancy was simply unheard of back in her era.
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