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Swimming and Diving




"Swimming and Diving" Article -- Table of Contents

Part 1. Learning to Swim
Part 2. Learning to Swim (cont)
Part 3. Back Stroke
Part 4. Racing Strokes
Part 5. Treading Water
Part 6. Side Stroke
Part 7. Overarm Stroke
Part 8. Touching and Turning. Ocean Swimming.
Part 9. Plunging
Part 10. Diving. Object Diving.
Part 11. Plate Swimming
Part 12. Swimming and Diving Records
Part 13. Swimming Associations. Books on Swimming and Diving



The above article was written by:

Henry Spenser Wilkinson, M.A.; on staff of the Morning Post; author of Citizen Soldiers, Essays on the War Game, Exercises in Strategy and Tactics (from the German), The Great Alternative, a Plea for a National Policy, The Command of the Sea, The Brain of Navy, British Policy in South Africa, Lessons of the War, and War and Policy.

and

William Wilson; of the Victoria Baths, Glasgow; author of Swimming, Diving, and How to Save Life and The Swimming Instructor.


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