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  History of swimming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swimming is an integral part of the tale of Hero and Leander and of the 7th-century poet Arion.
In Japan swimming was one of the noble skills of the Samurai, and historic records describe swimming competitions in 36 B.C. organized by emperor Suigui (spelling unclear), which are the first known swimming races.
Swimming was initially one of the seven agilities of knights during the Middle Ages, including swimming with armour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_swimming   (3725 words)

 Swimming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swimming pools are popular venues for recreational swimming, as are beaches, lakes, swimming holes, creeks, rivers, and sometimes canals.
Swimming is also used in marine biology to observe plants and animals in their natural habitat.
Swimming is primarily an aerobic exercise due to the relatively long exercise time, requiring a constant oxygen supply to the muscles, except for short sprints where the muscles work anaerobically.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swimming   (2672 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: History of swimming
The (A swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick) front crawl, then called the trudgen, was introduced in 1873 by John Arthur Trudgen, copying it from (Any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived) Native Americans.
Swimming was part of the first modern (The modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country) Olympic games in 1896 in (The capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)) Athens.
However, as swimming was done in a state of undress, it became less popular as society became more conservative, and it was opposed by the (A place for public (especially Christian) worship) church at the end of the middle ages.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-swimming   (8200 words)

 History of Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
By 1837, regular swimming competitions were being held in London's six artificial pools, organized by the National Swimming Society in England.
In 1896, swimming became an Olympic sport for men with the 100 metres and 1500 metres freestyle competitions held in open water.
One used an obstacle course; another was a test of underwater swimming endurance; the third was a 4,000-metre event, the longest competitive swimming event ever.
www.penangswimming.com /main/sports/sub_sport_main.html   (396 words)

 History of swimming: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A swimming pool, swimming bath, or wading pool is an artificially enclosed body of water intended for recreational or competitive swimming,...
The battle of salamis was a naval battle between the greek city-states and persia, fought in september, 480 bc in the straits between piraeus and salamis,...
Snorkeling is the practice of swimming at the surface of a body of water equipped with a mask and a short tube called a snorkel....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_swimming.htm   (8018 words)

 Rutgers Swimming and Diving History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rutgers Swimming began in 1915 upon the completion of the Ballantine Gym with a $30,000 donation by Mrs.
He led the efforts to construct the "state of the art" swimming facility which is part of the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus.
This feat, along with the 6-3 mark posted by the men’s squad, which finshed third in the conference, served as tangible proof that Rutgers swimming was on the rise on a conference and national level.
www.scarletknights.com /swimming/history/history.htm   (1721 words)

 swimming. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Swimming calls more muscles into play with exact coordination than most other sports, and its high repetition of movement makes it extremely beneficial to the cardiovascular system.
Swimming strokes should create the least possible water resistance; there should be a minimum of splashing so that forward motion is smooth and not jerky.
Swimming became organized as an amateur sport in the late 19th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/sw/swimming.html   (640 words)

 Olympic History: Swimming - Netcenter Sports Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There is no exact date for when swimming was invented, but there is evidence dating the sport back for centuries.
Greeks held swimming in a high regard as well, so much so that men of the ancient times often considered others less worthy if they could not run or swim.
Thanks to England's Swimming Society, several American Indians were brought over for the race and dominated the competition using windmill strokes resembling today's freestyle.
ww3.sportsline.com /ns/ce/feature/0,1511,2177123,00.html   (191 words)

 Swimming History and comment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Swimming is the largest participant sport in the UK because it crosses all age and gender boundaries.
Digby claims that humans can swim better than fish, which while initially sounding foolish, if taken out of context, is not untrue, as Digby's analysis correctly notes that humans can swim vertically, horizontally, forward, backward, on their side and upside down, on the top of the water and beneath the waves.
While swimming in Europe declined in the dark ages, in the far off corners of the world the first national organisation was formed in Japan in 1603 by Emperor Go-Yozei who also stated that all children should be able swim.
www.haltonsc.com /swimminghistorydevelopement.htm   (2954 words)

 Athletics - Girls Swim NT Swimming History
But enthusiasm for the sport of swimming was rolling ahead and in 1911, the New Trier School Board voted to sell bonds in the amount of $170,000 to construct two new gyms, a shop, an assembly hall and what was to be the first indoor high school swimming pool in the United States.
As Boys' competitive swimming headed into the 1980's, the unusual string of State Championships and national acclaim and the impressive depth of the teams of the fifties and sixties was becoming a part of New Trier history.
Boys' swimming was headed up by Coach Bill Wolff, who fielded a number of impressive boys' teams during the mid-eighties, placing in the top ten in state four out of the six years he was head coach.
www.newtrier.k12.il.us /athletics/sports/girls_swim/nthistorygirls.htm   (4234 words)

 History of Swimming
In 1696, the French author Thevenot wrote "The Art of Swimming", describing a breaststroke very similar to the modern breaststroke.
The main swimming styles were the breaststroke and the recently developed sidestroke.
One year later, in 1935, Jack Sieg (Seig?), a swimmer also from the University of Iowa developed a technique involving swimming on his side and beating his legs in unison similar to a fish tail, and modified the technique afterward to swim it face down.
www.backyardagora.com /glossary/swimming-history.htm   (3545 words)

 L&C Swimming Home
(Swimming, Nov. 11) In a barnburner of a meet, the Pioneers edged Whitman winning the final events of their first NWC dual meet to earn victories for both the men and women's teams.
(Swimming, Nov.5) The Northwest Conference season-opening weekend concluded on Saturday in Spokane with the NWC Sprint Pentathlon.
(Swimming, Oct. 24) The Pioneers begin the season with a strong core of returners and an impressive group of newcomers, making the Zehntbauer Swim Pavillion a very optimistic place to be.
www.lclark.edu /dept/sports/lcswimhome.html   (988 words)

 USMS History - International Swimming, 1974
Richard Rahe reports that the two swim meets held in Australia and New Zealand in connection with the first International Masters trip in 1974 "were a resounding success, and I am sure the presence of our group did a great deal to stimulate Masters Swimming in both these countries."
There are so many swim clubs in Sydney there is no lack of opportunity or facilities for casual competitions.
This, of course, doesn't require a great deal of swim training, and fits in with their more casual approach to swimming in the older age groups.
www.usms.org /swimgold/hist/usmsinte.htm   (553 words)

 Chelsea Yacht Club - History - Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Swimming was very much a part of the Club's activities in the early days.
Swimming races were part of the annual September regattas held then.
A springboard was added to the swimming float, and a "high water only" slide was also added to improve the facilities.
www.chelseayacht.org /history/swimming.htm   (186 words)

 [X] : Swimming Fades into History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Its long history is a testament to the fact that swimming has always been a part of SF State.
The once spacious pool is now an outdated swimming facility, but from the team’s beginning to its now sad ending it has been clear that a pool was never the only thing that made the team successful.
In the final season of SF State's swim team, Taso Kolonelos works on his breast stroke in the campus' "outdated swimming facility," as deemed by the athletics administration in its decision to cut the men and women's swim teams.
xpress.sfsu.edu /archives/sports/000539.html   (988 words)

 Women's Synchronized Swimming History - University of Michigan Athletics
Synchronized swimming was one of the six original varsity sports for women.
Synchronized swimming was dropped as a varsity sport in 1981 when the women's athletic program began competing under the aegis of the NCAA.
Synchronized swimming was not a recognized NCAA sport.
www.umich.edu /~bhl/athdept/synchwom/synchwom.htm   (120 words)

 >>>USA Synchro
History of Synchronized Swimming in the U.S. Australian, Annette Kellerman, performing in a glass tank, attracts national attention at the New York Hippodrome as the first underwater ballerina.
Led by Teresa Anderson, who wins four gold medals, the U.S. team sweeps all events and their gold medals push the U.S. aquatic team (swimming, diving, water polo and synchro) to the overall victory at the Championships.
1979-- U.S. Synchronized Swimming Inc. is established as the national governing body for the sport of synchronized swimming in the United States...
www.usasynchro.org /about/history.htm   (2523 words)

 BBC SPORT | Olympics 2004 | Swimming | History | Swimming's big splash
Swimming has been an integral part of the Olympics since 1896, and after athletics is the principle sport on show.
There are numerous references to swimming in Greek and Roman history and races were held in Japan as early as the 17th century.
In 1900 an underwater swimming event was held.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/olympics_2004/swimming/history/default.stm   (667 words)

 SWIMMING HISTORY. Free term papers for college, book reports and research papers. Welcome to EZ Term Papers
Although swimming burns a great deal of calories, recreational swimmers tend to lose less weight than would be expected from other types of aerobic activity.
Swimming provides a good aerobic workout if 25% of the total laps are performed at maximum intensity.
The most unique thing about swimming is the actual racing in the water, you dive off blocks and swim as fast as u can in as many different styles and lengths.
www.eztermpapers.com /essay/015592.html   (965 words)

 Case History of Swimming Pool Foundation Failure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Structural distress in concrete swimming pools caused by settlement or consolidation of dissimilar bearing strata was documented in an ASCE technical note by Kovacs in 1992.
A particular mechanism described in the note was of postconstruction fill collapse causing differential settlement.
The writer agrees with the points raised by Kovacs, and the subsequent discussion papers, but believes that this case history identifies other important factors that should also be considered, both in pool construction and remediation.
www.pubs.asce.org /WWWdisplay.cgi?9600322   (164 words)

 Amazon.com: Wind, Waves, and Sunburn : A Brief History of Marathon Swimming: Books: Conrad Wennerberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Swimming to Antarctica : Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer by Lynne Cox
Obviously, Wennerberg does not mention any swims after the early 1970s (except in the afterwards of the 1997 edition), but being a rather young open-water swimmer, I really enjoyed reading about the brave men and women who paved the way for those of us who enjoy open-water swimming today.
It is a mix of scientific knowhow (ideal for anyone planning a triathlon style swim) and amazing anecdotes from the author who manages to combine incredible feats with his own cool and stylish panache.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1558216154?v=glance   (772 words)

 ASCAOnline - Your Coaching Resource
The American Swimming Coaches Association has annually recognized the coaching excellence of its members with this Award since the 1970’s.
They are a wonderful source of information on everything from the coaching of elite swimmers, to the conduct of some of the best Learn to Swim Schools on the planet.
The Vasa Ergometer allows athletes to simulate swim strokes by pulling on cords that drive a fan flywheel with variable wind resistance.
www.swimmingcoach.org   (740 words)

 Fairport Swimming
I wasn't very good, but swimming became a huge part of my life.
Fairport High School swimming has been a perennial powerhouse not only in Section V, but also in New York state for the past 25 years.
Fairport swimming is also a program that breeds friendships and excellent work ethics.
www.fairportswim.com   (191 words)

 Swimming World Magazine Website - The World's Leading Independent Resource For Swimming
The hazing by the men's swim team, according to an Associated Press article, included underage drinking, swimming in Lake Michigan when the beach was closed and other be...
SWIMMING South Africa has rewarded some of its top swimmers and coaches for their recent success at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and World Short Course Championships in Shanghai.
THE Australian women’s swim team has been making many headlines in recent times, so it was no surprise that their older sisters in Masters swimming produced the only two world records posted at the recent National Championships (LCM) held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
www.swimmingworldmagazine.com   (2812 words)

 History of Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The chapter outlines the rise of competitive swimming.
A pioneer in water safety, he presented a plan to the Red Cross in 1912.
Being able to swim opens up a huge number of recreational activities.
www.csulb.edu /~emyrw/T3/lessons/aquahist.html   (270 words)

 WWA-History of Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Swimming has been around for thousands of years...
78 AD - Romans introduced swimming to Britain as a manly social event.
- Swim author Digby claimed humans are better swimmers than fish.
www.worldwideaquatics.com /historyswim.htm   (233 words)

 USA Swimming - Home
For the second straight month, Olympian Ryan Lochte of the University of Florida received your vote for usaswimming.org’s Swimmer of the Month.
For the third straight year, Longhorn Aquatics has been named USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Team Champion.
USA Swimming hopes to raise awareness about water-related injuries this summer with our campaign for water safety.
www.usaswimming.org   (297 words)

 Australian Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Did you know that swimming is one of the most popular sports in Australia?
As well as being awesome fun, swimming is a great way to make new friends, get fit and learn exciting new skills.
Type in a name or a partial name of a swimmer and select the "Search" button to view the swimmers profile.
www.ausswim.telstra.com.au   (203 words)

 History of Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I am doing some research on the History of different sports and was wondering if any of you could
I mean in the history of the sport was there an event (any event)
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