Evolution Of Swimming Essay

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The evolution of swimming Daniel Ruiz Swimming started in ancient times it can be dated to prehistoric times, we can know this because The Bible, The Iliad and, The Odyssey all contain information about this sport (ICNsportsweb, 2014). Egyptians also incorporated this information, in their old clay there are humans swimming the crawl style; these clays are from 4000 B.C. An old story about swimming says that it was necessary to learn how to swim because in those times people were nomads. Once there was a very powerful river that took the men to more deep waters so the man just started to move his arms and legs and survived. From there on swimming was taught to everybody in the village, swimming changed peoples life in those times; they used it to catch fish, to cross rivers and mainly to survive. Swimming expanded all over the world during the Middle Ages. Any form of competitive swimming did not appear until the 1800s in Europe when schools accepted swimming as a natural part of life education. In the 18th and 19th century it became a competitive sport than being just a life saving skill. Swimming teams and clubs started to evolve all over the world. Although England was the first country to have an inside pool they aren’t one of the first countries of all times , China, Germany and Sweden were the first countries in swimming history. England and also invented the side stroke and after this one the freestyle evolved. Although there aren’t swimming competitions of side stroke it’s also known as a global stroke. In this essay I’m going to explain the changes of swimming for example the technology in swimming pools, the changes in bodies of the people that swam and more. Swi... ... middle of paper ... ...a-green-sustainability.htm> [accessed 07 April 2014] Daily News, 2014., London Olympics 2012: the evolution of Olympic swimsuits., [online]available at: [accessed 07 April2014] Speedo, 2014., speedo and usa extend partnership until 2020., [online] available at: [accessed 07 april2014] Rutemiller,B.T , 2012., USA swimming ends speedousas sponsorship agreement., [online] available at: [accessed at April 2014] Ishof , 2014,. Histoy of goggles [online] available at: [accessed 08 April 2014]

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