Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Swimming Scientifically Taught

A Practical Manual for Young and Old

Cover image for

Download


Author: Frank E. Dalton
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,830 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.3
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 2,788
Added to site: 2006.08.17
mnybks.net#: 14460
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional
Excerpt

.

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.

* * * * *

[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.

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

This book can be used as reference for instructional guides.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Jennette Green
Jennette Green discovered a love for writing in the second grade. She had stories in her mind that were simply calling to be written. The Kaavl series is one such a story, which has been with her since she was eighteen. As our Author of the Day, Green reveals how many times she rewrote Kaavl Conspiracy, how her books come together and gives a sneak peek into what we can expect from her next.
Read full interview...