History Of Swimming history of synchronized swimming In 1896, swimming became an olympic sportfor men with the 100 metres and 1500 metres freestyle competitions held in http://www.penangswimming.com/main/sports/sub_sport_main.html
Extractions: Content by Andrew Oon The English are considered the first modern society to develop swimming as a sport. By 1837, regular swimming competitions were being held in London's six artificial pools, organized by the National Swimming Society in England. As the sport grew in popularity many more pools were built, and when a new governing body, the Amateur Swimming Association of Great Britain, was organized in 1880, it numbered more than 300 member clubs. In 1896, swimming became an Olympic sport for men with the 100 metres and 1500 metres freestyle competitions held in open water. Soon after, as swimming gained popularity, more freestyle events were added, followed by the backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and finally, the individual medley. Stroke Development Although people have swum since ancient times, swimming strokes have been greatly refined in the past 100 years. Competitive swimming, most notably the modern Olympic Games, begun in Athens, Greece, in 1896 increased interest in strokes. Scientific stroke analysis has helped produce more varied strokes, greater speeds, and a better understanding of propulsion through the water. Competitive Swimming
New Page 1 synchronized swimming became a demonstration sport in 1948 and continued as one The narrowest victory in olympic history was in the 1972 mens 4x400m http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215451/Thinkquest 02/aquatics page.htm
Extractions: Aquatics Water Polo Womens water polo was one of the new events at the Sydney Games. When one plays water polo, the players are prohibited from touching the bottom or side of the pool. There are four seven-minute quarters, and water polo players may swim up to five kilometers in a single game. One must have the endurance and technique of a wonderful swimmer, a football players skill in passing, dribbling and shooting for a goal, and a rugby players strength to battle for the ball. Water polo started as the aquatic version of rugby. It began in the mid-1800s in England, before it started evolving into an aquatic resemblance of football (soccer). It had become so popular in Europe and North America, that it became an Olympic sport in the Olympic Games in Paris. Tall and long-armed athletes excel in this sport because 85 percent of the body is under water. The body is also about 85 percent submerged with all of the grabbing, holding, kicking, wrestling, and yanking of bathing suits, which makes the game even tougher. Only eight teams qualify in the womens division, while twelve teams compete in the mens division at the Olympic Games.
University Of Michigan Synchronized Swimming history. synchronized swimming at the collegiate level has a long and Athletes continued to demonstrate at the olympic Games throughout the 1960s and http://www.umich.edu/~synchro/abouthistory.html
Athens Olympics:: Synchronized Swimming Z Wire has a good preview of olympics synchronized swimming in Athens. It includesa history of olympic synchronized swimming as well as a preview for http://www.livingroom.org.au/olympics/archives/cat_synchronized_swimming.html
View From America - September 2004 - Olympic History September 2004 Newsletter A brief history of the olympic Games. wind surfing,synchronized swimming, (a marvellous spectacle), beach style volley ball http://www.huddersfield1.co.uk/america/september2004/olympic_history.htm
Santa Clara's Olympic Connections City of Santa Clara s community history and find strong ties to the Olympics and Anna Kozlova; Women s Duet synchronized swimming, and synchronized http://www.ci.santa-clara.ca.us/about_us/history09.html
Extractions: [ About Us ] About Us Artist Info Annual Report City Charter ... Executive Staff Santa Clara's Olympic Connections The George F. Haines International Swim Center remains a premier swim meet location, often posting record breaking times as swimmers head towards the Olympics. On June 26, 2005, Olympic champion Michael Phelps captured his third victory of the annual Santa Clara International Swim Meet. Phelps, winner of six gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, won the 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 59.31 seconds. He also captured the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. The International Swim Center is also the home of the world reknown Santa Clara Aquamaids Synchronized Swim Club, which has trained numerous Olympic champions. Olympic Medalists with Santa Clara Affiliations Christine Von Saltzen; Swimming Lynn Burke; Swimming Steve Clark; Swimming Don Schollander; Swimming Sharon Finneran; Swimming Dick Roth; Swimming Lilian Pokey Watson; Swimming Steve Clark; Swimming Donna de Varona; Swimming Claudia Kolb; Swimming
Extractions: RecFacts 513: Canada's Summer Olympic History Team G S B Total Size 1896 Athens Did Not Compete 1900 Paris 1 1 2 1* 1904 St. Louis 4 1 1 6 43 1907 London 3 3 9 15 91 1912 Stockholm 3 2 3 8 36 1916 Berlin Games Not Held 1920 Antwerp 2 3 3 8 47 1924 Paris 3 1 4 73 1928 Amsterdam 4 4 7 15 71 1932 Los Angeles 2 5 8 15 102 1936 Berlin 1 3 5 9 109 1940 Tokyo, Helsinki Games Not Held 1944 London Games Not Held 1948 London 1 2 3 106 1952 Helsinki 1 2 3 113 1956 Melbourne 2 1 3 6 99 1960 Rome 1 1 97 1964 Tokyo 1 2 1 4 118 1968 Mexico City 1 3 1 5 143 1972 Munich 2 3 5 220 1976 Montreal 5 6 11 414 1980 Moscow Did Not Compete 211** 1984 Los Angeles 10 18 16 44 436 1988 Seoul 3 2 5 10 354 1992 Barcelona 6 5 7 18 314 1996 Atlanta Totals 38 61 75 174 * No official team sent, but George Orton, a Canadian studying in the United States, won two medals competing on his own.
Extractions: Leander swimming across the Hellespont . Detail from a painting by Bernard Picart Swimming has been known since prehistoric times. Drawings from the Stone Age were found in "the cave of swimmers" near Wadi Sora (or Sura) in the southwestern part of Egypt . Written references date from 2000 B.C. , including Gilgamesh , the Iliad , the Odyssey , the Bible (Ezekiel 47:5, Acts 27:42, Isaiah 25:11), Beowulf , and other sagas. In Nicolas Wynman, German professor of languages, wrote the first swimming book, "Colymbetes". Competitive swimming in Europe started around , mostly using breaststroke . The front crawl , then called the trudgen , was introduced in by John Arthur Trudgen, copying it from Native Americans . Swimming was part of the first modern Olympic games in in Athens . In the trudgen was improved by Richard Cavill, using the flutter kick. In , the world swimming association, Federation Internationale de Natation de Amateur (FINA) , was formed. Butterfly was first a variant of breaststroke , until it was accepted as a separate style in edit Drawings from the Stone Age were found in "the cave of swimmers" near Wadi Sora (or Sura) in the southwestern part of Egypt near Libya . These pictures seem to show breaststroke or dog paddle , although it may also be possible that the movements have a ritual meaning unrelated to swimming. This cave is also featured in the movie
W&M Synchronized Swimming | Synchro synchronized swimming has an unusually long history of nearly 50 years at the Barbara McNamee came from her stint at the Atlanta olympic Games to teach http://www.wm.edu/so/synchronizedswimclub/history.php
Extractions: Find People Navigate the WM Web Contact the College Prospective Students Parents Current Students Campus Visitors Academics Undergraduate Graduate Administration Admission Athletics Campus Construction Campus Life Economic Development Events/Calendars Financial Aid Human Resources Libraries Office of the President Public Service Research Restructuring Technology myWM Early Days Synchronized Swimming has an unusually long history of nearly 50 years at the College of William Mary. Originally called the Mermettes, it first existed in the form of a kinesiology class beginning in 1952. It continued as a class and as a club until it lapsed in 1987. We are sadly lacking in information about what went on prior to 1995. Last year we gave a shortened version of what we at the present time knew of the history of Mermettes. Also, last year the college kindly gave us new mailing labels for all the alums they had identified as previous Mermettes. We hoped to have each send us a history of experiences with the club. The enclosed picture above is from the show done March 3, 1953. Thank you to Susan Rosar Sheehan for the copy of this picture featured in the Richmond Times Leader newspaper.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS olympic Sports The current olympic Games program includes 35 sports and nearly400 events. There are also past olympic synchronized swimming history http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/history_uk.asp?DiscCode=SY&sportCode=
EdGate Summer Games Check out the history of synchronized swimming at USA Synchro. The UnitedStates olympic Committee site includes the rules and history of events as well http://www2.edgate.com/summergames/spotlight_sport/synchro_swim.php
Extractions: Synchronized Swimming Synchronized swimming is a sport requiring power, strength, and technical skill. These artistically choreographed routines display overall body strength and agility, grace and beauty, split-second timing, musical interpretation, and a flair for the dramatic. Maintaining an effortless appearance while performing a strenuous routine is very difficult, yet this is an important quality expected by the judges. The physical demands and endurance needed to perform the approximately four-minute routine are not much different from running for that same length of time. They also spend hours every day practicing ballet and various forms of dance to develop the artistic expression and fluid, graceful movements that are essential to synchronized swimming.
Canadian Women Olympic Swimmers triang.gif (67 bytes) olympic history. triang.gif (67 bytes) New Sports The Canadian synchronized swimming team captured a bronze medal on Friday with a http://www.caaws.ca/olympics/2000/swimming/
Extractions: Following Canadian Women to Sydney By Sport. Archery Badminton Basketball Canoe/Kayaking Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Gymnastics Judo Modern Pent. Paralympics Rowing Sailing Shooting Softball Swimming Table Tennis Tae Kwon Do Tennis Triathlon Trampoline Volleyball Water polo Weight Lifting Wheelchair Bball Windsurfing Wrestling Who has Qualified The Way to Sydney Olympic History New Sports ... Back to CAAWS Swimming Canada wins bronze in team synchro Their program was ahead of its time. Too far ahead maybe. Fanny Letourneau of Deux-Montagnes, Que., and Claire Carver-Dias of Toronto performed a quirky, funky, at times visionary and at other times simply bizarre routine in the final of the pairs synchronized swimming which left them out of the medals at the Olympic Games on Tuesday.-September 26, 2000 Women's 4 x 200 free team may pull switch With a little personnel shuffling the Canadian women's 4x200m freestyle team hopes to deal themselves a medal-winning hand. Winnipeg swimmer Shannon Shakespeare expects a couple of swimmers, probably Marianne Limpert and Laura Nicholls, to join the team even though they're entered in the women's 100m freestyle semifinal this evening.-September 20, 2000
Gigablast Search Results Provides a summary of olympic synchronized swimming including history, judgingand events information. www.worldwideaquatics.com/olympics/aboutsynchro.htm http://dir.gigablast.com/Sports/Water_Sports/Swimming_and_Diving/Synchronized/
Women Warriors - Sports - Synchronized Swimming A Brief history The first recorded competitive activity which included tricks synchronized swimming is one of only three olympic events where only women http://www.womenwarriors.ca/en/sports/profile.asp?id=8
OUR DAY IN HISTORY - ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES synchronized swimming made its olympic debut as an exhibition event at the 1952 and Our Day in history is produced to tell the stories that are of http://www.olympic.ca/EN/games/olympic/summer/athens/newsletter/August_23_EN.htm
OUR DAY IN HISTORY - ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES synchronized swimming (Letourneau and Courtenay Stewart sit in 6th heading The olympic triathlon takes place today for the women with Samantha McGlone, http://www.olympic.ca/EN/games/olympic/summer/athens/newsletter/August_25_EN.htm
Extractions: Honor Synchronized Swimming Coach FOR THE RECORD: 1988, 1992, 1996 OLYMPIC GAMES: Head Coach; 1982, 1986, 1991, 1994 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Coach; 1983 - Present FINA WORLD CUP: Team Coach; 1979 to Present NATIONAL TEAM: Coach; Coach of OLYMPIC SWIMMERS winning 11 gold and 3 silver medals, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SWIMMERS winning 14 gold and 9 silver, FINA WORLD CUP SWIMMERS winning 24 gold and 5 silver medals, GOODWILL GAMES SWIMMERS winning 3 gold medals; Coach of 56 U.S. National Team Championships, 11 Junior National Team Championships; Coach of 150 swimmers to National Titles. Not since the days of Hall of Fame Honoree and San Francisco Merionettes coach Marion Kane, has a coach dominated the world of synchronized swimming. Her entry into the sport more than 38 years ago marked the beginning of a competitive and coaching legacy that has made Gail Emery synonymous with achievement and success. And she did it all with a competitive but compassionate heart that brought out the best in her athletes. Of all synchronized swimming coaches, she is the coach who perhaps had the greatest impact in this sport as it was developing on the Olympic scene.
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