Edith Mayne

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Edith May Mayne (29 September 1905 – 7 May 1953), later known by her married name Edith Peacock, was an English freestyle swimmer from Newton Abbot, Devon,[1] who broke the world record in the women's 1500-metre freestyle on September 15, 1926 in Exmouth, Devon, clocking 24:00.2. She represented Great Britain in the 400-metre freestyle event at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but was eliminated in the semi-finals.

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  1. ^ England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: Edith May Mayne; Oct-Nov-Dec quarter 1905; District: Newton Abbot; Volume: 5b; Page: 112

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Preceded by
Ethel McGary
Women's 1500 metres freestyle
World Record Holder (Long Course)

15 September 1926 – 28 July 1927
Succeeded by
Martha Norelius