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Posted July 08, 2016 - 06:48 AM
Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:07 AM
Back in the day we use to wear tubes of sand strapped around our bodys to make us stronger swimmers. Today they use these inflatable things called water wings just to keep afloat ....haha
Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:08 AM
Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:41 AM
This very thing keyed the term "Sink or Swim."
Posted July 08, 2016 - 08:12 AM
Olympic swim team sponsored by Oscar Myer.
Posted July 08, 2016 - 09:22 AM
Fashions of yesterday when taking a dip
Looking back in history can be quite a trip
What looks so strange and very out of place
Was once in fashion at the local swimming race
A floatation device made out of hose and cork
Some would consider today make you look like a dork
Tied to the body to keep you uplifted
While moving in water you felt really gifted
It kept you from sinking - your head above water
It made someone able to swim just like an otter
This device may look strange to someone like us
But for them it was normal - no reason to fuss
When the water was cold as it sometimes can be
They stayed afloat for there brisk swim at sea
A piece of history caught in a pose on a book page
To show us where we once were in this journey of age
So what we consider out of place and strange attire
Was once the forerunner of the latest fashion desire
Don't laugh or snicker but instead thank the stars above
That someone took this project on as a labour of love
And gave us the floatation devices we have today
That work so much better and save lives everyday
Posted July 08, 2016 - 09:56 AM
Posted July 08, 2016 - 11:28 AM
The first attempt at inflatable life jacket.
Posted July 08, 2016 - 01:53 PM
I thought the strings were only for guys...!?
Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:13 PM
Face down and drown!