By Christopher Love

ISBN-10: 0415390761

ISBN-13: 9780415390767

ISBN-10: 113888040X

ISBN-13: 9781138880405

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


Uniquely inquisitive about swimming -often missed in analytic activities histories- this can be the 1st research of its sort and should be a major landmark within the institution of swimming background as a subject of scholarly research.


This booklet used to be formerly released as a distinct factor of the International magazine of the heritage of Sport.

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