American Crawl

No training today. Erg race tomorrow. 

Repairing the club house tables, we found a 1912-1920 club chronicle in a drawer in one of the old tables. 

One of the reports is from a race weekend in Hodonin, where someone “demonstrated a new swimming style, American crawl”. The written comment of our club ancestor from 100 years ago expressed astonishment: “The swimmer had his mouth under water all the time. He must be breathing water!”  

Didn’t want to withhold this from my readers. A hundred years ago there was tremendous progress in sports. Let’s not be conservative! 

A fantastic find, this old document.

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