Synchronized Swimming: An American History

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McFarland, Mar 4, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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From novelty tricks in swim classes, through the Aquacades and movies, to the highly complex Olympic competitions--this history of synchronized swimming tells how the sport grew, examines the role the United States has played in its worldwide development, and describes the status of synchronized swimming in world sporting events today. Among the topics covered are competition development, development around the United States, rules and technical changes, and leadership (from volunteers to a National Office). Four appendices list major award winners, U.S. National Champions, the results of major international competitions, and U.S. participation in international events. The work boasts photographs from the first trial national competition in 1942 to the World Championships of 2003, as well as a full bibliography.
 

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Contents

Preface
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1 The Beginnings
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199599
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The Future of Synchronized Swimming in the 21st Century
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Awards and Honors
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US National Champions 19462004
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Major International Championships 19552004
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US Participation in International Events 19512004
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Notes
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Bibliography
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Index
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Dawn Pawson Bean founded Synchro--the first magazine devoted entirely to the sport--and was a champion competitor, (National and Pan American gold medal winner), coach, and Olympic judge. She lives in Santa Ana, California.

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