Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Basics of Swimming

Swimming is an aquatic sport in which the swimmer tries to be the fastest over a distance using one’s own strength and power. It has been part of the Olympics since it’s entry in 1896. Competitive swimming in Europe started in the 1800’s, and mostly was the breaststroke move. Because the British were not fond of splashing, John Arthur Trudgen came up with the scissor kick to use instead of the front crawl’s flutter kick. FINA (Federation Internationale de Natatation) the world swimming association, was formed in 1908. The Butterfly, a variation of the Breaststroke, was introduced in the 1930’s.

~Shante (lilmzrockstar)

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