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Swimmer Collection

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Annette Kellerman diving in silhouette

Annette Kellerman diving in silhouette
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageSwimmer Collection: A cunning stroke by William Heath Robinson

A cunning stroke by William Heath Robinson
A clever but unsportsmanlike contrivance to increase buoyance and prevent fatigue among Channel swimmers. A useful inflatable idea to help long-distance swimmers by the gadget king

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Saved by a female Bather

Saved by a female Bather
A gentleman bather who has found himself in trouble, is rescued by two extremely glamorous lady bathers. One has him firmly In Tow

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Webb / Channel / Medals Cdv

Webb / Channel / Medals Cdv
MATTHEW WEBB Swimmer of the Channel in 1875, seen here wearing two medals

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent

Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Lessons by Post by William Heath Robinson

Lessons by Post by William Heath Robinson
The new Heath Robinson Swimming Post, which is acquiring such popularity at our most fashionable resorts. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Poster, Select Folkestone

Poster, Select Folkestone
Poster by Lander, Select Folkestone, advertising the town as a holiday destination. Date: 1958

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Annette Kellermann

Annette Kellermann
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975), Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Caricature of Annette Kellerman - Swimmer and Actress

Caricature of Annette Kellerman - Swimmer and Actress
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Venetian Pools, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Venetian Pools, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Swimmers enjoying the Venetian Pools at Coral Gables, just south of Miami, Florida, USA. Date: 1952

Background imageSwimmer Collection: A new dance - the Truda-Trott, 1927

A new dance - the Truda-Trott, 1927
Photographs demonstrating a new dance trend in 1927, the Truda-Trott devised in Austria as a compliment to the female Channel swimmer, Gertrude Ederle

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Mercedes Gleitze (1900-1981) - British professional swimmer

Mercedes Gleitze (1900-1981) - British professional swimmer. She was the first person to swim the Straits of Gibraltar and the first British woman to swim the English Channel

Background imageSwimmer Collection: The finishing touch: WW1 peace negotiations cartoon

The finishing touch: WW1 peace negotiations cartoon
The hand of the Allies push shy swimmer Germany off the diving board of the 1919 peace discussions after World War One. Date: 1919

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Lido on the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias), Israel

Lido on the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias), Israel, with Mount Hermon in the far distance. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Duke of Yorks Camp for Boys - Southwold, Suffolk

Duke of Yorks Camp for Boys - Southwold, Suffolk - here, Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952) is returning from a bathe. He spent the night under canvas and attended a concert

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Captain Matthew Webb (hand coloured photo)

Captain Matthew Webb (hand coloured photo)

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Beware of Submarines WW1

Beware of Submarines WW1
Lady swimmer mimicking a submarine with her fake periscope. Date: circa 1916

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Helen Hicks and Eleanor Holm

Helen Hicks and Eleanor Holm
American golfer Helen Hicks Harb (1911-1974) giving a lesson to swimmer Eleanor Holm (1913-2004) on Long Island. Date: 1931

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Helene Madison

Helene Madison
American swimmer and Olympic champion Helene Madison (1913-1970). Between 1930 and 1931 she broke sixteen world records. Date: 1931

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Three Swimmers

Three Swimmers
Swimming champions Helen Meany, later Gravis (1904-1991), Sybil Bauer (1903-1927) and Doris O'Mara (b. 1908-?) at an event in St Augustine, Florida. Date: 1925

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Hemline Regulations

Hemline Regulations
A female swimmer having the hemline of her bathing costume inspected at Palm Beach. Date: circa 1925

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Helen Wainwright

Helen Wainwright (1906-1965), also known as Helen Stelling was a diver and swimmer who represented the United States at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics

Background imageSwimmer Collection: For the convenience of bathers, a neat appliance for pouring oil on troubled waters. Date: 1921

For the convenience of bathers, a neat appliance for pouring oil on troubled waters. Date: 1921

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Lord Inverclyde presenting the McKenzie Cup

Lord Inverclyde presenting the McKenzie Cup for the ladies swimming race at the Glasgow South Side Ladies Gala at the Govanhill Baths

Background imageSwimmer Collection: c. 1880s Japan - swimming, diving and boats, young Japanese men

c. 1880s Japan - swimming, diving and boats, young Japanese men
c.1880s Japan - swimming, diving and boats, young Japanese men

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Submarines

Submarines
Lady swimmer mimicking a submarine with her fake periscope. Date: circa 1916

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Hemigrapsus penicillatus and Potamon fluviatile

Hemigrapsus penicillatus and Potamon fluviatile
Varunid crab, Hemigrapsus penicillatus 1 and freshwater crab, Potamon fluviatile 2 Grapso penicillato, Telfusa fluviatile

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Cartoon, Channel swimmer asked for passport

Cartoon, Channel swimmer asked for passport. 1923

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Annette Kellerman

Annette Kellerman
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975), Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Harold Whitey Packman, deep sea diver, Santa Catalina, USA

Harold Whitey Packman, deep sea diver, Santa Catalina, USA
Harold Whitey Packman, deep sea diver, Santa Catalina Island, USA, Date: circa 1926

Background imageSwimmer Collection: French game, International Swimming Championship

French game, International Swimming Championship. early 20th century

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Swimming Closeup Date: 1938

Swimming Closeup Date: 1938

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Frolicking in the Surf Date: 1948

Frolicking in the Surf Date: 1948

Background imageSwimmer Collection: BORELLOS SWIM DEVICE

BORELLOS SWIM DEVICE
Borellos device gives the swimmer the benefit of an airbag and webbed feet. Date: 1683

Background imageSwimmer Collection: 40S AUSSIE BEACH BABE

40S AUSSIE BEACH BABE
A skirtless bathing costume composed of a transparent blue lace or net lined with a flesh-coloured jersey. Lightweight, its guaranteed not to hamper the swimmer. Date: 1940

Background imageSwimmer Collection: William Marshal the Elder, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Tomb Effigy

William Marshal the Elder, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Tomb Effigy
Members of the W. S. C. (Windsor Swimming Club) who have borrowed the Eton College Punt Cuckoo to use as the starting line for a race on the River Thames

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Aqaba harbour, on the Red Sea, Jordan

Aqaba harbour, on the Red Sea, Jordan
Silhouettes of four men on small boat Aqaba harbour, on the Red Sea, Jordan. A large freight ship is anchored in the background Date: circa 1995

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Hastings, East Sussex - 3 brave lady swimmers on a cold day

Hastings, East Sussex - 3 brave lady swimmers on a cold day
Hastings, East Sussex - Three brave lady swimmers on a cold day! Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSwimmer Collection: USA - Bathing girl leaps in

USA - Bathing girl leaps into the sea off a diving board and suggests that everyone join her! Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Sculpture of a Male Swedish Swimmer

Sculpture of a Male Swedish Swimmer Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Bournemouth Club, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

Bournemouth Club, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
Swimming pool at the Bournemouth Club, Windward Road, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Date: circa 1930

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Montage of hotels and resorts in Helwan (Helouan), Egypt

Montage of hotels and resorts in Helwan (Helouan), Egypt
Montage showing the Grand Hotel (top), the Hotel des Bains (right) and the thermal spa and swimmer baths (left) in Helwan (Helouan) in the south of Greater Cairo, Egypt. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Rolex Oyster Wrist Watch advertisement

Rolex Oyster Wrist Watch advertisement
Advertisement for the Rolex Oyster Wrist Watch, the most accurate wrist watch in the world made waterproof. To prove it, Jabez Wolffe

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Olympic swimming pool, Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America

Olympic swimming pool, Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America. Date: circa 1950

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Annette Kellerman

Annette Kellerman
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Mercedes Gleitze, swimmer, pulled from the water

Mercedes Gleitze, swimmer, pulled from the water
Mercedes Gleitzes second English Channel swim is stopped. She is hauled from the water against her will. Date: 1927

Background imageSwimmer Collection: Annette Kellermann

Annette Kellermann
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageSwimmer Collection: James Finney, English swimmer

James Finney, English swimmer
James Finney (1862-?), English swimmer. late 19th century



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