Swimming Scientifically Taught

A Practical Manual for Young and Old

Author: Frank E. Dalton
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,830 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.3
LoC Category: LB
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Added to site: 2006.08.17
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Genre: Instructional
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Then, again, while on the back, as the face is turned upward, the beginner, especially in the case of a nervous person, gains confidence from the very fact that he is not constantly looking into the water. And also, in contradistinction to all other strokes in swimming, the arms and legs move together--both arms and legs performing practically the same movements at the same time.

Thus the pupil, realizing the comparative easiness and the absence of any difficulty in, having mastered this stroke, is imbued with such confidence that it becomes simply a matter of time and practise to acquire all other forms of swimming that he may wish to learn.

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[Illustration: FIGURE 1]

The first thing I do with a beginner, after he or she has donned a bathing suit (a suit in one piece is preferable, as it will not interfere with breathing) is to get the pupil to lie on the back, at full length on the marble, with the heels together, the toes out, the hands at the side of the body.

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