Jan 8 2016
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.