The Book of Swimming and Diving

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Read Books, May 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 220 pages
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Originally published in the early 1900s, this is an early book on swimming strokes, drills and games and contains much of practical information and use to today's reader. "Besides being comprehensive, this book includes many original features: strokes are clearly classified, there are new fancy swimming feats, and an original series of landdrills have been included. Finally there is a chapter which completes in detail this first season's work for any bather." Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: Bathing and Swimming - Swimming and Health - Beginning - Learning on Land - The Six Strokes - Other Strokes - The Use of the Strokes - Bathing Advice - Swimming Movements - Floating - Surface Diving - Life-Saving - Sea Bathing - Children Like Bathing - Women and Swimming - Training - Style - Water Polo - Diving - Games for Swimmers - Fancy and Scientific Swimming - Swimming Tests - Swimming in Two Days - A Course of Swimming - Finally

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