History Of Swimming

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The History Of Swimming In this report I'm going to teach you all I know about the history of swimming. Archaeological and other evidence had given us the belief that swimming has been practiced as early as 2500 BC. In the earliest time recorded, it took place in Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and Rome.

In Rome, swimming was part of the education of elementary age boys. The boys had no choice if they wanted to swim or not. They also built the first swimming pools, and in the first century BC, they built the first heated swimming pool. The first heated swimming pool was heated by fire.

Japan was also one of the first swimming countries to find out how to swim. Japan dates back to the first century BC, about the same time Rome did. There were many swimming events that took place in Japan before it was opened to the Western world.

Japanese people had a big swim crave.

In the Pacific area, swimming was taught to children at a very young age. So young that the minute they could walk they were put in to water to swim. Swimming was and still is a big part of training to boxers for fights.