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By Christopher Love

Covering a time of serious social and technological swap, this background strains the improvement of the 4 vintage aquatic disciplines of aggressive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its major specialise in racing. operating from the beginnings of municipal leisure swimming, the publication totally explores the hyperlinks among swimming and different features of English existence society together with classification, schooling, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the activities amateur-professional divide.

Uniquely serious about swimming -often overlooked in analytic activities histories- this can be the 1st examine of its style and should be an enormous landmark within the institution of swimming heritage as a subject of scholarly research.

This e-book was once formerly released as a distinct factor of the International magazine of the historical past of Sport.

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