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Swimming by Thomas Sheffield (1909)

18 Declaring
18. Declaring Fouls.—the Referee Shall De Clare A Foul By Blowing A Whistle And Exhibiting The Color Of The Side To Which The Free Throw Is Awarded. The Player Nearest To Where The Foul Occurred Shall Take The Throw. The Other Players Shall Remain In Their Respective Positions From The ...

4 Field Of
4. Field Of Play.—the Distance Between The Goals Shall Not Exceed Thirty Yards, Nor Be Less Than Nineteen Yards ; The Width Shall Not Be More Than Twenty Yards, And Shall Be Of Even Width Throughout The Field Of Play. The Goal-posts Shall Be Fixed At Least One Foot From ...

A Chapter For Ladies
A Chapter For Ladies. It Is A Regrettable Fact That Most Text Books Pub Lished On Swimming Seldom Allude To The Art In Its Relation To Ladies, The Majority Not Even Mention Ing The Fair Sex At All. Why This Is So It Is Diffi Cult To Explain, As It ...

A Long Swim
A Long Swim. This Was In The Summer Of 1895, When Tommy Burns, The Crack All-round Swimmer Of England, Was At The Height Of His Fame. He Had Previously Dived From Runcorn Bridge, Some 100 Feet High, And Swam To The Liverpool Landing Stage, A Dis Tance Of Over 20 ...

Australias Progress Theroyal
Australia's Progress - The Royal Life Saving Society Has Made Great Progress In New South Wales, Australia, Since Its Formation In 1893. This Branch Received The Sup Port Of Parliament, Which Endorsed The Action Of The Cabinet In Placing The Sum Of $2,500 Upon The Estimates As A Grant In ...

Breathing
Breathing. The Principal Point Of Interest In The Crawl Stroke Undoubtedly Lies In The Fact That It Ensures Good Breathing, An Important Factor In Swimming That Has Hitherto Been Greatly Neglected. Some What Lengthy Allusion Is Made To This Point, And Those Interested Will Certainly Appreciate What This Means In ...

Canada Nearly Lostin
Nearly Lost In Sturgeon Lake, Canada. I Had Been Doing A Great Deal Of Swimming With Some Friends Of Mine Residing For The Summer At Sturgeon Point, Lindsay, Canada, And As The Sea Son Advanced I Proposed Endeavoring To Establish A Record Swim For Time From The First Lighthouse To ...

Canadas Progress
Canada's Progress. It Is Interesting To Record This Important Question Has Been Taken Up By The Public Of The Dominion. The Writer Was Present At The First Meeting Held In Toronto, Nov. 10th, 1908, When A Committee Of Organization Was Appointed, Consisting Of Promi Nent'citizens. It Was Very Difficult To ...

Captain Webbs Successful Swim
Captain Webb's Successful Swim Across The English Channel. The Following Review Of Captain Webb's Great Chamiel Swim, Related To The Writer By W. H. Webb, Brother Of The Captain, May Prove Inter Esting. The First Attempt Of Captain Webb's Was Unsuc Cessful; The Second Attempt, Which Proved Success Ful, Took ...

City And Municipal Bathing
City And Municipal Bathing Institutions. It May Be Interesting To Briefly Touch Upon Some Main Facilities The Public Authorities In Great Britain Afford The Swimming World, And It Can Be Stated Without Fear Of Egotism That Their Splendid Example Is Being Emulated By The Continental Nations, Especially Germany, Sweden And ...

Club Competitions
Club Competitions. Competitions Should Should Be Held Each Week, As It Trains The Members Into The Art Of Getting A Good Start. A Great Deal Depends Upon This In Short Distance Racing. Marks Should Be Given Each Practice Evening, Which Should Be Totalled Up At The End Of The Season, ...

Donts For Swimmers
Dont's For Swimmers. The Many Drowning Fatalities Recorded By The During The Summer Seasons Call For More Care Being Taken By The Average Swimmer And Beginners Generally, And It Is Earnestly Desired That The Following Don'ts For Swimmers And Point Rs For Non-swimmers Be Posted Up In A Place At ...

Forwards
Forwards. All Forwards Should Be Good Swimmers, Quick At Catching The Ball And Judging Distances, Pass, Dribble And Shoot Well, Exactly From Any Portion Of The Field Of Play. One Should Take Up A Position Either Right Or Left Of The Opponent's Goal, But Outside The Recognized Limit. The Other ...

High Diving
High Diving. Until Quite Recently High Diving Was Considered A Very Dangerous Practice, Even By Experienced Swimmers, And For Years The Prevailing Opinion Was That If A Persoh Fell Flat On The Water From A Height Of Say 50 Feet, He Would Be Killed On Strik Ing The Water. This ...

Jelly Fish The Swimmers
Jelly Fish The Swimmer's Enemy. There Are Several Forms Of This Parasite Of The Seas ; Some Are Very Small, Being About Three Inches In Diameter, While The Larger Ones Average Anything Between Six To Even Twelve Inches. The Red Species Are The Most Deadly ; They Seem To Spray ...

Leg Action Breaststroke
Leg Action - Breast Stroke. When The Pupil Has Become Proficient In The Arm Movements, He Can Follow On With The Leg Exercises, First Bringing The Heel Of The Left Foot To The Level Of The Right Knee, And Touching The Inside Of The Same, With The Toes Pointing Down ...

Long Distance Plunge
Long Distance Plunge. A Great Deal Depends On The Angle Taken, But At No Time Should The Body Be More Than Two Or Three Feet Below The Surface Of The Water. On The Body Rising To The Surface Of The Dive, Care Should Be Taken To See That The Head ...

Management Of A Swimming
Management Of A Swimming Carnival All Unaffiliated Clubs Should Obtain A Permit From The Governing Association Of Their Respective Coun Tries Before Holding A Race Meeting, Otherwise Amateurs Disqualify Themselves From Taking Part In Races Held, Under The Laws Of The Association. In This Connection It Is Imperative For All ...

New Method Of Restoring
New Method Of Restoring The Apparently Drowned. It Is Important To Note The Schafer Method Was Adopted By The Royal Life Saving Society, In Preference To The Marshall, Hall, Sylvester Or Howard Methods, After Experimental Research Ex Tending Over A Period Of 15 Years. During This Time Forty Dogs Were ...

Open Sea And Lake
Bath, Open Sea And Lake Swimming. The Average Swimmer From Our Large Cities Has Few Opportunities Of Trying His Strength And Powers In Deep Sea Swimming, For It Is Obvious That This Is Quite A Different Class Of Swimming To Smooth Water Or Bath Swimming. Some Idea Of Altered Conditions ...

Sea Or River Teaching
Teaching In Lake, Sea Or River. The Best Procedure, After Going Through The Land Drills, Is To Select A Sloping Shore With A Sandy Bottom, The Pupil Being Supported, As In The Bath Method, With The Instructor On The Outside, Or Deep Side, Walking In Line With The Shore, Or ...

Side And Over Arm Stroke
Side And Over-arm Stroke. The Reader Will Notice That The Breast And Back Stroke Have Been Dealt With Conjointly, There Being No Doubt This Is Their Natural Sequence For Begin Ners. Following These In Their Respective Relation To Each Other, We Come To The Side And Over-arm Stroke, Two Strokes ...

Some English Channel Swimmers
Some English Channel Swimmers. Sixty Attempts Have Now Been Made To Swim The Channel. J. B. Robinson Was The First To Try, And Captain Webb's Success, After One Failure, Was The Third Of The Series. Since Then Great Efforts Have Been Made By Holbein, Who, A Few Years Ago Swam ...

Some Reminiscenses
Some Reminiscenses. There Are Many Interesting And Sometimes Excit Ing Incidents In A Swimmer's Career, But As Some May Be Considered Somewhat Of The "fish Story" Brand It Will, No Doubt, Best Suit Our Purpose To Omit Those Calling For Lengthy Explanation. The Average Swimmer Has No Fears For The ...

Some Stunts Or Scientific
Some Stunts Or Scientific Swimming And Floating The Art Of Motionless Floating On The Surface Of The Water Practically Governs All Other Stunts In The Water. It Appears Comparatively Easy When Watching An Expert, But It Requires A Great Deal Of Practice And Patience To Acquire The Power Which, When ...

Swimmers Cramps
Swimmers' Cramps. The Many Drowning Fatalities Recorded By The Press During The Swimming Seasons Invariably Furnish Us With Numerous And Thrilling Accounts Of The Loss Of Life By Drowning. In These Accounts . We Often Read Such Statements As "the Deceased Was An Expert Swimmer," That He Was Seized With ...

Swimming Under Water
Swimming Under Water. It Is Very Useful To Be Able To Swim Under Water, As It Can Be Brought Into Service When Required To Stay Under The Water In Moderate Depths To Reach Or Find Persons Who Have Sunk Through The Body Losing Its Buoyancy, Due To The Stomach And ...

Swimming In A Gale
Swimming In A Gale. This Adventure Occurred In The Irish Sea, Off Blackpool, During A Westerly Gale. I Had Been Swimming Here During The Summer Months In All Conditions Of Weather, And Was In Good Training For Heavy Sea Swimming, Frequently Going In When It Took Ten Or Fifteen Minutes ...

Swimming On The Back
Swimming On The Back. The Back Stroke Is One Of The Most Useful A Swimmer Can Learn, And Should Follow The Breast Stroke Immediately The Pupil Becomes Proficient In It. It Is A Regrettable Fact That Many Otherwise Fine Swimmers Neglect This Particular Stroke, Its Main Advantage Being That It ...

The Crawl Stroke
The Crawl Stroke. The Great Advantage And Interest In The Crawl Stroke In Great Britain And America Is Un Doubtedly Due To The Fine Records Established By The Late B. B. Kieran, Of Australia. Indeed, It Is Beyond Contradiction That His Fine Performance Was A Revelation At The Time, Of ...

The Crawls Main Action
The Crawl's Main Action. The Downward Thrash Of The Left Leg Synchro Nises With The Stroke Of The Right Arm, Which Is Bent From The Elbow, The Hands Being Slightly In Advance Of The Face, Palms Outward, Catching The Water With A Decided Sharp Thrust Until They Reach The Hip, ...

The Ears And Their
The Ears And Their Relation To Swimming. The Writer Has For Years Advocated The Careful Protection Of The Ears When Swimming, And Ad Vised Followers Of The Sport To Protect The Same By Inserting Plugs Of Cotton Wool, Which Was Some What A Rule Of Thumb Method; However, Since Going ...

The Morning Tub
The Morning Tub. This, Although Not Quite Coming Under The Head Ing Of Training, Is Relevant To It, As It Has A Great Deal To Do With The General Condition And Fitness Of Athletes And Those Who Do Not Indulge In The Sport Of Swimming. It Is At One And ...

The Olympic Games 1908
The Olympic Games. 1908. The Swimming Section Of The Great Games At The Stadium Were Arranged By Mr. Harry Benjamin, The A.s.a. Representative On The British Olympic Council, Who Had Been Hard At Work For Two Years Previously; Mr. William Henry, Director Of The Stadium; Mr. G. W. Hearn, The ...

The Trudgen Stroke
The Trudgen Stroke. Arm Is In Line With The Legs, The Left Or Under Arm Is Just Catching The Water, Beginning Another Stroke As The Right Arm Lifts To Go Forward. Many Swimmers Give A Slight Roll, Which Adds To The Gracefulness Of The Stroke, If Not Carried Too Far. ...

Training
Training. The Great Improvement In Speed Swimming Is No Doubt Greatly Due To The Improved Style Or Stroke Of The Individual Swimmer Rather Than To Any Pre Scribed Form Of Training. In This Connection The • Que'stion Of Training Becomes Interesting, For There Is No Doubt That The Swimming World ...