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Annette Kellermans

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PR photo circa 1919 of Annette Kellerman showing her line of Annette Kellermans one-piece swimwear of the early 20th century, courtesy of the George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

The Annette Kellermans were a line of one-piece swimsuits designed and promoted by marathon swimmer Annette Kellerman in the early 20th century. The swimwear line was controversial, but the first step to modern swimwear.

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Annette Kellerman (6 July 1887 – 6 November 1975) was an open water swimmer from Australia who was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1965 and an inductee in the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1974.

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