History of Crawl Stroke 16APR2020

ABBYSwimming is such an amazing activity. The skill can be used for fun or save lives. Learning how to perform the skills in water is #1, but what about learning the history!?
TODAY IN SWIMMING HISTORY!
We bring you History of The Crawl Stroke or Freestyle.
-Swimming had importance around 7000BC according to Middle Eastern Cave drawings in South Western Egypt.
-3000 years BC swimmers were using a primitive over arm stroke with the head carried high and the legs beating down vertically.
– 1700BC Swimming Baths were traced to the Minoan Empire in the Palace of Minos, Crete, and Delhi.
-36 BC The First Crawl Stroke was introduced, and competitions started.
-First organized swim races took place in Lambeth Bathes London 1836.
-1900 The freestyle was accepted as the most effective stroke for speed swimming.

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