SWIMMING IS FUN by Sanderson Smith


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Remember Margaret Penten Hamilton's book Teach Yourself to Swim published last year by Whitman's (see bulletin -- September First -- page 299). This is a more thorough book, for actual use when water -- whether pool or out-of- doors -- is available. The earlier book was for home consumption, from bathtub to ocean sort of thing. There is no attempt to teach swimming in Swimming is Fun except as the pupil is able to start in water of reasonable depth. From that angle, and with that start, I really believe swimming could be self-taught from this book. The directions are very simple and straightforward and clear; the exercises practical. Once foundations are established, each of the various strokes is taught in turn, by means of word descriptions and little charts in form of sketches. From swimming to diving -- and the same process followed there. Excellent for camps -- school libraries -- scout libraries -- clubs, etc.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1936
Publisher: Morrow