Who invented the sport swimming?
No one person invented swimming, and swimming itself started with the very first humans. As a sport, however, the National Swimming Society gets a lot of credit. They held competitions in Britain in the early 19th century. In 1873 John Trudgen invented a new swimming stroke named the front crawl.
Who is the father of swimming?
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Has anyone died swimming the English Channel?
Like any extreme sport, Channel swimming has risks attached to it, and over the years ten swimmers have died while attempting the swim.
Who was the first woman to win an Olympic swimming title?
Having won 7 Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals, the most in history for a female swimmer, she is considered one of the greatest female swimmers of all time.
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Who invented swimming for kids?
The Egyptians practiced swimming as early as 2500 bce. In ancient Greece and Rome young males learned to swim as part of their schooling. In ancient Japan swimming races were held in the 1st century bce. Swimming contests first became popular in the 1800s.