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Title
Fighting the current Fighting the current :
Type
Text
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.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: GV837.5 .B54 2011 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 797.210820973 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2011022793
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.
Authorized Access Point
Bier, Lisa, 1971- Fighting the current