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Historical Dictionary of Competitive Swimming (Historical by John P. Lohn

By John P. Lohn

Swimming has been an Olympic game because the inception of the video games, with the a hundred, four hundred, and 1500 freestyles being the unique occasions besides the a hundred freestyle for sailors. whereas the spirit of the game continues to be a similar, the expertise and the aggressive codecs have complex drastically over the years. The variety of occasions contested in pageant has elevated to the purpose the place this system for a regular overseas meet, comparable to the realm Championships or Olympics, produces a real mirrored image of the simplest swimmers over a variety of distances and in several strokes.

The Historical Dictionary of aggressive Swimming examines the game of swimming for the reason that its inception as a aggressive athletic occasion. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and appendixes that aspect Olympic and international Championships medal winners. The dictionary part has over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on members, significant competitions, and there also are entries for every of the aggressive strokes and international locations that experience loved major good fortune within the sport.

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