By Christopher Love

ISBN-10: 0415390761

ISBN-13: 9780415390767

ISBN-10: 113888040X

ISBN-13: 9781138880405

Covering a time of significant social and technological swap, this heritage strains 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 e-book absolutely explores the hyperlinks among swimming and different points of English lifestyles society together with classification, schooling, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the activities amateur-professional divide.


Uniquely thinking about swimming -often ignored in analytic activities histories- this can be the 1st learn of its style and should be an incredible landmark within the institution of swimming heritage as a subject matter of scholarly research.


This booklet was once formerly released as a different factor of the International magazine of the heritage of Sport.

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