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Agathe Emeran

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Transcript of Swimming

Counties where Swimming is popular.
Famous Swimmers
Micheal Phelps is a professional swimmer that is in team USA. Florent Manaudou was born in France and now is a French professional swimmer. Tricia Duncan and George Gleason were born on the island of St. Croix, USVI. They are both retired U.S Virgin Islands swimmers. Tricia Duncan participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul,South Korea. George Gleason participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney,Australia and in 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens,Greece.
History of Swimming
Florent Manaudou
Micheal Phelps
Symbols associated with Swimming
The purpose why I chose Swimming?
I chose swimming because I like to swim. I don't like to swim in the ocean because I am afraid that I will get eaten, hurt, or stung by an animal.
Swimming is popular in the United States, France,Great Britain,Australia, Japan,Netherlands,and in Germany.
Swimming Pool
George Gleason
Barack Obama with
Tricia Duncan
Swimming became an Olympic sport in 1896 in Athens, Greece. The very first Olympic events were freestyle and breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904. In the 1956 Olympic Games, in Melbourne,Australia, butterfly made its first official appearance. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition. In the 1912 Summer Olympics, in Stockholm, Sweden, women started to swim in the Summer Olympics.
Swimming can be dated back to the Stone Age, but did not truly become an organized sport until the early 19th century.10,000-year-old rock paintings of people swimming were found in the Cave of Swimmers near Wadi Sura in southwestern Egypt. These pictures seem to show breaststroke or doggy paddle, although it is also possible that the movements have a ritual meaning unrelated to swimming. In the first half of the 20th century only the freestyle, breaststroke, and the backstroke styles were present in the Summer Olympics. In 1956, the butterfly was introduced.

Swimming emerged as a competitive sport in the 1830s in England. In 1828, the first indoor swimming pool, St George's Baths was opened to the public. By 1837, the National Swimming Society was holding regular swimming competitions in six artificial swimming pools, built around London. The sport grew in popularity and by 1880, when the first national governing body, the Amateur Swimming Association, was formed, there were already over 300 regional clubs in operation across the country.Swimming was part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, Greece. In 1908, The World Swimming Association, Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), was formed.
History of Olympic Swimming
The most important symbols associated with swimming are a swimming pool or the ocean, a swimming cap, goggles, and a swim suit.

The most decorated swimmer Olympian of all time.
George Gleason
Micheal Phelps
Florent Manaudou
Tricia Duncan
Swimming Cap
Tricia Duncan went to the Summer Olympics in 1988.
George Gleason went to the Summer Olympics in 2000.
Florent Manaudou went to the 2014 Summer Olympics.
Micheal Phelps went to his first Summer Olympics in 2004.
This is a time line that shows when the professional swimmers went to their first Summer Olympics.
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