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Title Fighting the current : the rise of American women's swimming, 1870-1926 / Lisa Bier.
Author Bier, Lisa, 1971-
Publication Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2011]
Copyright date ©2011
Description vi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 797.21 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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.
Subject Ederle, Gertrude, 1906-2003.
Olympic Games (7th : 1920 : Antwerp, Belgium)
Olympic Games (8th : 1924 : Paris, France)
Olympic athletes -- History.
Swimming for women -- United States -- History.
Swimming -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780786440283 (softcover : alk. paper) :
0786440287 (softcover : alk. paper)

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