The World Of Swimming During The 19th Century Essays

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Swimming has been much more than a hot summer day activity, and can be dated back to the Stone Age, but did not truly become an organized sport until the early 19th century.
Prehistoric men would learn to swim in order to cross rivers and lakes. Egypt has records of swimmer cave paintings. Swimming is also associated to Greek mythology. The Romans were heavily influenced by Greek culture and bathing played a major part in the Roman social life and the most famous Roman of them all, Julius Caesar, was an accomplished swimmer. The beginning of commonly practiced swimming didn’t occur until the 19th century. The National Swimming Society of Great Britain began to hold competitions. The most frequent technique is the breaststroke, or a form of it. The very first indoor pool was recorded 1862 in England.
Swimming entered the Olympics in 1896 as a men’s sport. The first few Olympic Games that featured did not include women. It wasn’t until 1912 that women’s swimming made its first appearance. A history of swimming would be incomplete without reference to an assistant coach to Armbruster who would eventually become universally accepted as the world 's greatest ever swimming coach. James "Doc" Counsilman author of "The Science of Swimming" and producer of the "Competitive Swimming Manual", he used a 2D model to examine lift and the Bernoulli Effect. In 1922, Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100m in less than a minute, using a six kicks per cycle Australian…

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