Story: Swimming

Learning to swim: a beginners' class (3rd of 3)

Learning to swim: a beginners' class

Adult members of the Wellington Swimming Club teach children to swim as part of a 'learn to swim' campaign in November 1951. The children hold the bar at the end of the pool, and float and kick to gain confidence.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/387/07

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John McBeth, 'Swimming - Swimming for recreation and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by John McBeth, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015