British Pathé – Swim At Home (1937)


As you can read here on Open Culture, one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century is turning over its entire collection – over 85,000 historical films – to YouTube. Including a treasure trove of fantastic swimming footage!

You’ll remember the ninny who when asked if he could swim said he didn’t know because he’d never tried. Well it is at least possible now to learn at home and in one lesson thanks to the homely methods of Victor Lawson, a famous coach.

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