Swimming

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In middle ages, towns built around rivers. Why?
Bathing / washing, Transport of food, Fun, defence against attack
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CHIVALRIC CODE
This was the courteous, gallant and gentlemanly behaviour associated with the upper class.The English aristocracy of the Middle Ages considered the ability to swim as part of their CHIVALRIC CODE.
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Swimming masters
The Swimming masters taught everyone to swim as a for of safety. From the sons of squires to the lowest peasant.
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What safety equipment was there?
Bundles of bull rushes or a line of corks used to aid the weaker swimmers when learning.
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Why was bathing/swimming so important?
Survival, Function and Hygiene
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FROST FAIR 1813
lasted 4 days
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Influence of the Public Schools on Swimming early on
Swimming was spontaneous, unorganised, centred around natural facilities. What they has learnt at home they took into school. Swimming had no master input and wasn't supervised. It was a place for the boys to have fun – and wash!
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How did swimming Change later on in public schools (3rd stage)
Developed – More organised and structured, built in changing huts/Diving boards/instructors and competitions.
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What did headteachers think of swimming?
Head teachers regarded Hygenic, Thereputic(being immersed in water) and fun!
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Charterhouse 1863
built a purpose built swimming bath. The schools that did this were even more impressive.
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Why was safety vital (think impressions)
A well maintained and safe bathing place gave a good impression at the time of stiff competition between schools.
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Water Cure
belief in the therapeutic effects of immersion
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CHIVALRIC CODE

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This was the courteous, gallant and gentlemanly behaviour associated with the upper class.The English aristocracy of the Middle Ages considered the ability to swim as part of their CHIVALRIC CODE.

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Swimming masters

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What safety equipment was there?

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Why was bathing/swimming so important?

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