Bell, Marilyn

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Bell, Marilyn Gender: F
born on 19 October 1937 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Toronto, Canada, 43n39, 79w23
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 25°39' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°30 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°48'


Canadian swimmer who swam the English Channel in 14 hours and 36 minutes in 1955 when she was 17, 5'2" and 119 pounds. A swimmer from the time she was four, she won prizes from the age of 10. On 9/08/1954 at 11:00 PM, she and two other young women set out to swim Lake Ontario, which had never been done. She completed the 40 mile swim on 9/09/1954 at 8:06 AM. Hailed as a heroine, she was named a Woman of the Year and won $7,500 in prizes. She eventually became a physical education teacher. A later report said that she had married and had a child.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Great Publicity 8 September 1954 (Swam Lake Ontario)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 1955 (Swam English Channel)

Source Notes

AA 6/1959 quotes her mom.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Physical education)
  • Vocation : Sports : Swimming (Swam English Channel and Lake Ontario)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Woman of the Year)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women