Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming (Historical by John P. Lohn

By John P. Lohn

Swimming has been an Olympic activity because the inception of the video games, with the a hundred, four hundred, and 1500 freestyles being the unique occasions besides the a hundred freestyle for sailors. whereas the spirit of the game is still an analogous, the know-how and the aggressive codecs have complicated greatly over the years. The variety of occasions contested in pageant has elevated to the purpose the place this system for a customary foreign meet, equivalent to the realm Championships or Olympics, produces a real mirrored image of the simplest swimmers over quite a few distances and in numerous strokes.

The Historical Dictionary of aggressive Swimming examines the game of swimming due to the fact its inception as a aggressive athletic occasion. this can be performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and appendixes that element Olympic and international Championships medal winners. The dictionary part has over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on members, significant competitions, and there also are entries for every of the aggressive strokes and nations that experience loved major good fortune within the sport.

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