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I Love To Swim!

March 21, 2015
Here’s a neat history bit for swimming… Swimming freestyle (aka Front Crawl) was unknown in Europe until 1844, when Native Americans used the stroke to beat the British in a London meet. Still the British considered the splashing ‘grotesque’ and continued to swim only breaststroke for several more decades!
Humm… I wonder how they felt about the Butterfly when it came out in the 30’s?!

From → The Wife's Side

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