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Speed Swimming (Classic Reprint)

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 102 Seiten
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Excerpt from Speed Swimming In undertaking the task of giving to the public a short treatise on swimming I recognized the wisdom ... Weiterlesen
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Excerpt from Speed Swimming In undertaking the task of giving to the public a short treatise on swimming I recognized the wisdom of obtaining the collaboration of someone well versed in theoretical as well as practical swimming. In looking about me I soon realized that I could do no better than in applying to either Mr. L. de B. Handley, or Mr. Otto Wahle. Both had had a brilliant competitive career; both had followed closely the development of swimming at home and abroad, and though only amateurs, had coached with as much success as any professionals in the country. I was fortunate in finding them only too glad to assist me, and with their aid I put together this book, trying to condense into a few pages all that could be useful to the swimmer, aiming at clearness and brevity, and omitting all unnecessary stuff. Most of the illustrations are from photographs posed for by representative exponents of the strokes, but owing to the difficulty experienced in getting proper effects with the camera, through water, I deemed it advisable to pose them on terra firma. As a consequence, in several cases the body is so strained as to give a slightly erroneous impression, but the positions of the arms and legs are accurate both individually and in respect to each other, and the only fault lies in the fact that the legs are at times too far below the surface. The line drawn across illustrations indicates approximate water-line. In taking these position in the water, however, the body will, of itself, correct the fault, and unconsciously the right balance will be established. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Titel: Speed Swimming (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781330370698
ISBN: 1330370694
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 102
Gewicht: 149g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T5mm
Jahr: 2015