16 Sep 2020

Splash! Diving into a history of swimming

From Nine To Noon, 11:27 am on 16 September 2020
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Photo: Li Zhao

Kathryn takes a plunge into the history of swimming, and why humans swim, with swimmer and swim coach Howard Means, whose new book Splash celebrates ten thousand years of swimming. 

From our first ever recorded dip to the Olympic Games, Howard explores what it means for us to move through water, sometimes at great speed, more often to cool off, touching on changes in fashion and social attitudes along the way.