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Background imageSwimmers Collection: Advertisement for Hotel du Cap D Antibes

Advertisement for Hotel du Cap D Antibes
Advertisement for the Hotel du Cap D Antibes at Eden Roc, Antibes on the French Riviera, showing sunbathers and swimmers enjoying the flat rocks that act as such a sun trap for sun worshippers

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Bathing Beauty 1924

Bathing Beauty 1924
The last pose of summer: a slim woman in her swimsuit on a diving board, while others watch from a raft

Background imageSwimmers 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 imageSwimmers Collection: Jazz orchestra by the pool on board the Mauretania

Jazz orchestra by the pool on board the Mauretania
A jazz orchestra entertains passengers by the pool on board the ocean liner, the Mauretania, just one of the many amusements available. Date: 1931

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Bournemouth

Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Bournemouth
Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth Date: 1960

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

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

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Endell Street Open Air Swimming Pool

Endell Street Open Air Swimming Pool
A view of the open air swimming pool in Endell Street, Holborn, London, on the site of Holborn Borough Councils Public Swimming bath which was pulled down in 1938 in preparation for the building of a

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Christmas morning swim in the Serpentine

Christmas morning swim in the Serpentine
Page from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News featuring various sketches of the Christmas morning swimming handicap in the Serpentine in Hyde Park

Background imageSwimmers 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 imageSwimmers Collection: Lady Bathers - British - Bathing Chairs

Lady Bathers - British - Bathing Chairs
Studio photograph (postcard) of wonderful basketwork bathing chairs occupied by smoking female bathers about to take a dip

Background imageSwimmers Collection: The Swimming Pool, Havre-des-Pas, Jersey, Channel Islands. Date: 1960s

The Swimming Pool, Havre-des-Pas, Jersey, Channel Islands. Date: 1960s

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Dickinson & Johnson music hall Crystal Tank artistes

Dickinson & Johnson music hall Crystal Tank artistes
Alice Dickinson and Queenie Johnson music hall swimmers and tank performers. High divers and ornamental swimmers. ?Wonderful performances in a small tank.? Date: circa 1904

Background imageSwimmers Collection: James & Marie Finney, exhibition swimmers at Hippodrome

James & Marie Finney, exhibition swimmers at Hippodrome
James Finney and his sister Marie, champion exhibition swimmers, appearing at the newly-opened London Hippodrome in 1900. Date: 1900

Background imageSwimmers 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 imageSwimmers Collection: Swimmers at Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, 1920s

Swimmers at Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, 1920s
A group of women pose for a photograph on the beach at Thorness Bay on the Isle of Wight. The back of the photograph describes the day as a picnic for Gs 21st birthday. G is fourth from left

Background imageSwimmers Collection: The Aqua Theatre - Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth

The Aqua Theatre - Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth
Performers of the The BIG SPLASH of 1963 - The Aqua Theatre - Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth - Synchronised Swimming Entertainment Show, starring Teddy Northcott and Johnny Carney. Date: 1963

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Aquashow Sychronised Swimming Team - Bournemouth - relaxing

Aquashow Sychronised Swimming Team - Bournemouth - relaxing
Aquashow Sychronised Swimming Team members at Bournemouth - relaxing in the sea at the beach. Date: 1961

Background imageSwimmers Collection: At The Sea Baths, The Raft

At The Sea Baths, The Raft
An illustration of a large wooden raft in the ocean, gloating at a steep angle, causing various swimmers to struggle to stay on board, a nearby lady is preparing to dive off. Date: circa 1901

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Bathing Hour at Boulogne-sur-Mer, Northern France

Bathing Hour at Boulogne-sur-Mer, Northern France - Bathing Machines and view of the Casino. Date: 1918

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Swimming Season

Swimming Season
Swimming scenes from pools in Wembley, Blackpool and San Francisco. The new Wembley pool is being opened by Rt. Hon. L. S. (Leo) Amery (1873-1955). Date: 1932

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Water Polo By Night

Water Polo By Night
A nocturnal women's water polo match at the Stadio del Littoria in Rome, attended by Benito Mussolini. Date: 1931

Background imageSwimmers 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 imageSwimmers 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 imageSwimmers Collection: Luna Park Bathers

Luna Park Bathers
Bathers at Luna Park in Berlin, at the time Europe's largest bathing establishment. It closed in 1933. Date: circa 1931

Background imageSwimmers 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 imageSwimmers Collection: Hemline Regulations

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

Background imageSwimmers 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 imageSwimmers Collection: Christmas Morning Swimming Handicap in Serpentine 1906

Christmas Morning Swimming Handicap in Serpentine 1906
Various scenes of the annual competition at Serpentine lake at Hyde Park, London on Christmas day morning. Date: 1906

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Bathing Beauties at Steeplechase Park Pool, Coney Island, NY, USA

Bathing Beauties at Steeplechase Park Pool, Coney Island, NY, USA. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Exhibition of life-saving techniques at the Bath Club in Dover Street

Exhibition of life-saving techniques at the Bath Club in Dover Street. The swimming baths of choice for high society, the Bath Club attracted a well-heeled membership. Date: 1912

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Royal Engineers Aquatic Sports Champions, Malta

Royal Engineers Aquatic Sports Champions, Malta
Royal Engineers Aquatic Sports Champions, No. 1 Section, Fortress Company, Malta, with trophy and cups on display. 1934

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Maud, Ethel and Gladys Finney, exhibition swimmers

Maud, Ethel and Gladys Finney, exhibition swimmers
The Misses Maud, Ethel and Gladys Finney, part of the Finney family, swimming champions, and appearing with their father James, and aunt Marie, at the newly-opened London Hippodrome in 1900

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Jolly crowd in the sea

Jolly crowd in the sea
A jolly crowd of bathers wave at the camera as they stand in the sea at an unidentified seaside resort. Date: 1920s

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Bathing at the Lido, near Venice

Bathing at the Lido, near Venice
Bathers enjoying the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea at the Venice Lido in 1901. The building of the bathing establishment ( stabilimenti ), seen here on the left

Background imageSwimmers Collection: The morning lounge at Biarritz

The morning lounge at Biarritz
Scene on the beach at Biarritz in 1866, about a decade after the resort on the SW French coast was made fashionable by Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Life Savers on a Continental beach

Life Savers on a Continental beach
Life savers stationed on an unidentified Continental beach in 1923. Any adventurous swimmer who dared to swim out a little further than what was deemed perfectly safe was forcibly rescued often with

Background imageSwimmers Collection: The Casino at Dinard, with swimming pool

The Casino at Dinard, with swimming pool
Impression of the Casino at Dinard, opened in 1928, with its swimming pool right in the centre. Date: 1929

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Bathers at Baden

Bathers at Baden
Bathers enjoying the seaside life at landlocked Baden, renowned for its thermal springs. A Lido was built in the 1920s, sixteen miles from Vienna, to attract more visitors

Background imageSwimmers Collection: French game, International Swimming Championship

French game, International Swimming Championship. early 20th century

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Heatwave - girls enjoying a bathe at Victoria Park, London

Heatwave - girls enjoying a bathe at Victoria Park, London
Bathers enjoying the heatwave of Britains summer, in Victoria Park, London, where the temperature got to 97 fahrenheit. Date: July 1911

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Swimming Closeup Date: 1938

Swimming Closeup Date: 1938

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Frolicking in the Surf Date: 1948

Frolicking in the Surf Date: 1948

Background imageSwimmers Collection: South Africa - Durban - Bathing Enclosure on Ocean Beach

South Africa - Durban - Bathing Enclosure on Ocean Beach - fantastic surround featuring a startled seagull and a rather fearsome shark!! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSwimmers Collection: DIVING AT RACE START

DIVING AT RACE START
Four swimmers prepare to dive at the start of a race. Date: circa 1895

Background imageSwimmers Collection: USA Olympic swimming team in Paris

USA Olympic swimming team in Paris
The USA Olympic swimming team; photo by AN Paris. Date: 1924

Background imageSwimmers Collection: SPORT / SWIMMING

SPORT / SWIMMING
A group of cold and wet swimmers Date: 1843

Background imageSwimmers Collection: Women swimming in the surf in Australia

Women swimming in the surf in Australia
Australian girls sport in the Pacific surf. Date: 1910

Background imageSwimmers 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



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