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Fighting the current : the rise of American women's swimming, 1870-1926

Author: Lisa Bier
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book describes the origins of women's competitive swimming in the United States. Women faced many obstacles to safe swimming opportunities, including restrictive beliefs about physical abilities, access to safe clean water, bathing suits that did not allow for movement, and opposition from official sporting organizations. This book is a testament to how far female athletes have come"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Gertrude Ederle; Gertrude Ederle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Bier
ISBN: 9780786440283 0786440287
OCLC Number: 707825565
Description: vi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Lisa Bier.

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Describes the origins of women's competitive swimming in the United States, beginning in the nineteenth century.Women faced many obstacles to safe swimming opportunities, including beliefs about  Read more...

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