History Of Swimming (Infographic)


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History Of Swimming

In October 1933, about 10,000 years old cave and Rock swimming art were originated by Hungarian explorer ‘Laszloalmasy’. It is named due to portraits of people with bent limbs and contains painted rocks pictures. In Mehenjo Daro Pakistan, ‘Great Bath’ was the first swimming pool since 2800.


In 1953: The first swimming book named ‘Colymbetes’ was written by German professor Nikolauswynmann. His main purpose was to minimize the danger.

In 1587: A swimming book was also written by Everard Digby whose aim was that Humans can swim better than fishes.

In 1595: A book was written on how to swim by Christopher Middleton which includes different examples of various types of swimming.

In 1603: Dig by introduced a book where it was mentioned most important forms of swimming.

In 1696: Melchisedechthevenot, a French author wrote a book which includes the art of swimming. It is similar to the latest breaststroke.

In 1793: Gutsmuths which is from schnepfenthal located I Germany wrote a gymnastic book which includes an important section of swimming.

In 1794: Kanonikusoronzio de Bernadi which is from Italy wrote a swimming book whose main focus was on floating practices.

In 1798: A book named ‘Kleineslehrbuchder’ was written by Gutsmuths who recommended to use fishing rod while learning swimming. It also includes how to learn swimming.


In 1800: In the early 1800S in England, the swimming arises as a competitive sport.

In 1828: The St. George Bath was the first indoor swimming pool that was opened to the public.

In 1794: The two-volume book about the swimming was written by Kanonikusoronzio de Bernadi which was from Italy which includes floating practices.

In 1830: In about 1830, competitive swimming arises in Britain that uses mainly breaststroke.

In 1840: The British introduced speeder sidestroke where the swimmer lies on one side.

In 1875: Between France and England, Matthew captain was the very first man to swim the English channel.

In 1926: The Gertrude Ederle was the first woman in the year 1926 that swim through English channel and made the contemporary record in that.

In 1928: The David Armbruster, a coach at the University, began the scientific study of swimming in the year 1928 that filmed underwater swimming.

In 1934: Armbuster made a method to develop overwater swimming that brings the arm in the forward direction.

In 1935: Jack Seig, a scientist developed a new technique for fishtail swimming that involves swimming through face down.

In 1935: During official swimming competition, men wore the topless swimsuit for the first time.

In 1943: Bikini was introduced in Paris as the US reduced the fabric of swimsuit by 10 percent that results in the two-piece swimsuit.

In 1956: Flip turn was first introduced during the games in Melbourne.

In 1991: The rules of swimming was changed so that to make sure the safety and health of swimmers.

In 2005: Fina introduced underwater dolphin kick along with the breaststroke motion.

In 2010: From Fina competition, body skins were banned after the demand of many federal swimmers.

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