SWIMMING LESSONS AT CUMNOCK OUTDOOR BATHING POOL

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Educational
  • Sports

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: SWIMMING LESSONS AT CUMNOCK OUTDOOR BATHING POOL

Reference number: 8957

Date: 1940*/1936*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 5.42 mins

Description: School children are taught elements of backstroke, breast stroke and front crawl at Cumnock outdoor bathing pool. Followed by demonstrations of each style and synchronised swimming.

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black (.03) girls work in pairs at pool edge and then swimming in tandem, practising kicking as coach mimes with hands (.38) girls practise tilting head through water to take breaths, while standing; boys and girls practise front crawl arm movements, slowly then swim short distance (1.46) working in pairs, children practice breast stroke leg and arm movements separately, then swim short distance (2.35) children practice back stroke arms as partners support them on their backs in water; class swim a backstroke length; couple swim backstroke (3.35) four swimmers swim breaststroke length (4.08) man swims length in front crawl [dark] (4.28) three girls swim front crawl, then back crawl lengths, passing a working octagonal fountain, as waiting bathers look on from benches (5.22) synchronised swimming; twelve girls form a wheel as coach stands at edge (5.42)