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Fighting The Current The Rise of American Women's Swimming, 1870-1926 (Paperback)

Author:  Lisa Bier
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0786440287
ISBN-13: 9780786440283
Sku: 220561970
Publish Date: 9/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.5T
Pages:  214
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In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first female to swim the English Channel. Although today she is considered a pioneer in women''s swimming, women were swimming competitively 50 years earlier. This historical book describes the origins of women''s competitive swimming in the United States, beginning in the nineteenth century through Ederle''s astonishing accomplishment. Women and girls faced many obstacles to safe swimming opportunities, including restrictive beliefs about physical abilities, access to safe and clean water, bathing suits that did not allow for movement, and opposition from official sporting organizations. Placed in the context of the current popularity of women''s sports, this book is a testament to how far female athletes have come.
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"This book describes the origins of women's competitive swimming in the United States. Women faced many obstacles to safe swimming opportunities, including restrictive beliefs about physical abilities, access to safe clean water, bathing suits that did not allow for movement, and opposition from official sporting organizations. This book is a testament to how far female athletes have come"--Provided by publisher.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0214
Product attributePublisher:   McFarland & Company
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