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Surfers on the beach at Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall in June 1922

Background imageSwim Collection: Alcoholism. The drowning

Alcoholism. The drowning
Victoria Glinka

Background imageSwim Collection: La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas)

La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas)
PHD926 La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 65x92 cm; Oskar Reinhart Collection ʻAm Romerholz, Winterthur, Switzerland; (add.info.: by Pierre Auguste Renoir)

Background imageSwim Collection: Surfers on the beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Probably June 1922

Surfers on the beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Probably June 1922
Two young men and three young ladies posed with surf boards on the beach at Perranporth. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageSwim Collection: Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants

Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants
Boys from the Training Ship Mercury swimming nude in the River Hamble. The Mercury, established in 1885 by the London philanthropist Charles Hoare

Background imageSwim Collection: Beach at Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Europe

Beach at Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Europe

Background imageSwim Collection: NA, USA, Alaska. Sea otters are the largest members of the weasel family in North America

NA, USA, Alaska. Sea otters are the largest members of the weasel family in North America

Background imageSwim Collection: Another Wash-out by W. Heath Robinson

Another Wash-out by W. Heath Robinson
Training at home for the cross Channel swim with a man swimming suspended from a window with watering cans. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger

Background imageSwim Collection: A Swimming Stroke of Genius

A Swimming Stroke of Genius
A simple device by which a cross channel swim may be rendered both easy and pleasant- not to mention luxurious. Please note

Background imageSwim Collection: The Water Cube National Aquatics Center swimming arena in the Olympic Park

The Water Cube National Aquatics Center swimming arena in the Olympic Park, Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageSwim Collection: Koi carp fish in pool

Koi carp fish in pool, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia

Background imageSwim Collection: Advert for The Rolex Oyster waterproof wrist watch 1930

Advert for The Rolex Oyster waterproof wrist watch 1930
Jabez Wolffe timing Miss Micky West for forth-coming attempt on Channel records. The most accurate wrist watch in the World made waterproof. Date: 1930

Background imageSwim Collection: Ornament Koi or Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Shopping Mall Pond, Malacca, Historic Melaka

Ornament Koi or Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Shopping Mall Pond, Malacca, Historic Melaka, Malaysia Peninsula, Malaysia, SE Asia

Background imageSwim Collection: A cunning stroke by William Heath Robinson

A cunning stroke by William Heath Robinson
A clever but unsportsmanlike contrivance to increase buoyance and prevent fatigue among Channel swimmers. A useful inflatable idea to help long-distance swimmers by the gadget king

Background imageSwim Collection: View across water from Noss Mayo to the village of Newton Ferrers, near Plymouth

View across water from Noss Mayo to the village of Newton Ferrers, near Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSwim Collection: Blackrock, Salthill, Galway Ireland Art Print

Blackrock, Salthill, Galway Ireland Art Print
Charlotte Trudgett

Background imageSwim Collection: Albino Bull Frog Diving, Rana catesbeiana

Albino Bull Frog Diving, Rana catesbeiana

Background imageSwim Collection: Flamingo Divi Beach Resort, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, West Indies

Flamingo Divi Beach Resort, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageSwim Collection: Blue Lagoon (mineral baths)

Blue Lagoon (mineral baths), near Keflavik, Iceland, Polar Regions

Background imageSwim Collection: Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

Background imageSwim Collection: View from a seaplane cockpit of man swimming, Maldives, Indian Ocean, Asia

View from a seaplane cockpit of man swimming, Maldives, Indian Ocean, Asia

Background imageSwim Collection: North America, Florida Alligator among cypress trees in Florida Everglades

North America, Florida Alligator among cypress trees in Florida Everglades

Background imageSwim Collection: Asia, China, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Wong Tai Sin District, Diamond Hill area. Jumble

Asia, China, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Wong Tai Sin District, Diamond Hill area. Jumble of multicolored koi carp form a colorful pattern in the Blue Pond of the Nan Lian Garden

Background imageSwim Collection: San Sebastian

San Sebastian, Spain. The Basque city of San Sebastian is well known for its picturestic beaches, beautiful architecture, and delicious food or Tapas

Background imageSwim Collection: Turks & Caicos Club, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos Club, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Background imageSwim Collection: Poster advertising Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Poster advertising Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Poster advertising Port Elizabeth, a holiday resort on the coast of South Africa. Two young women in swimsuits dip their toes in the sea

Background imageSwim Collection: Cocktail Girls 1950S 3 / 4

Cocktail Girls 1950S 3 / 4
Two smiling, leggy young models enjoy a drink together at a cocktail bar. A towels is slunged nonchalantly over a bar stool. I hope they don t intend to drink & swim!

Background imageSwim Collection: Beach at Maho Bay, St. Martin (St. Maarten), Leeward Islands, West Indies

Beach at Maho Bay, St. Martin (St. Maarten), Leeward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageSwim Collection: Playa Kenepa, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean, Central America

Playa Kenepa, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageSwim Collection: Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niliticus) on shore of Mara River with open jaws

Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niliticus) on shore of Mara River with open jaws, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imageSwim Collection: Goldfish

Goldfish

Background imageSwim Collection: Pentire Point, Polzeath, Cornwall, England, UK

Pentire Point, Polzeath, Cornwall, England, UK

Background imageSwim Collection: Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSwim Collection: Tamarama, fashional beach south of Bondi, Eastern suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales

Tamarama, fashional beach south of Bondi, Eastern suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imageSwim Collection: Front cover of The Bystander by Barribal

Front cover of The Bystander by Barribal
Two young ladies playing in the sea

Background imageSwim Collection: Ladies Swim Contest 1905

Ladies Swim Contest 1905
A ladies swimming contest on the river Thames, from Hampton Court to Richmond

Background imageSwim Collection: Captain Webb 1875

Captain Webb 1875
Captain Matthew WEBB is sustained with hot coffee during his first-ever Channel swim

Background imageSwim Collection: Goldfish

Goldfish

Background imageSwim Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the Pool of Tears

Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the Pool of Tears
Alice in Wonderland -- Alice swims with various birds and animals in the Pool of Tears. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSwim Collection: Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Bournemouth

Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Bournemouth
Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth Date: 1960

Background imageSwim Collection: adventure, animal, animals, asia, asian, asiatic, cephalopoda, corals, cuttle, cuttlefish

adventure, animal, animals, asia, asian, asiatic, cephalopoda, corals, cuttle, cuttlefish, cuttlefishes, dive, diving, eye, fiji, fish, fishes, indonesia, isle, maldives, marine creature

Background imageSwim Collection: Major Metcalfe, Mrs F. Cripps, and Lady Alexandra Metcalfe

Major Metcalfe, Mrs F. Cripps, and Lady Alexandra Metcalfe
Edward Dudley Metcalfe, MVO, MC, (16 January 1887 18 November 1957), known as Fruity Metcalfe, officer in the British Indian Army, a close friend and equerry of Edward VIII

Background imageSwim Collection: School of barracuda

School of barracuda
A tornado of barracuda, Sphyraena qenie. Photographed off Sipadan island, Sabah, Malaysia

Background imageSwim Collection: British soldiers bathing in flooded shell hole by Matania

British soldiers bathing in flooded shell hole by Matania
The only advantage of the wet weather on the Western Front - a novel swimming bath used by British soldiers to bathe in. A scene captured at the front by The Sphere special artist, Fortunino Matania

Background imageSwim Collection: Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent

Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSwim Collection: Newport, Rhode Island, beach scene, 1870s

Newport, Rhode Island, beach scene, 1870s
Summer residents enjoying the beach in Newport, Rhode Island, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSwim Collection: Endell Street Open Air Swimming Pool

Endell Street Open Air Swimming Pool
A view of the open air swimming pool in Endell Street, Holborn, London, on the site of Holborn Borough Councils Public Swimming bath which was pulled down in 1938 in preparation for the building of a

Background imageSwim Collection: Bufflehead duck - drake Oregon, Pacific Northwest. tpl575

Bufflehead duck - drake Oregon, Pacific Northwest. tpl575
TOM-930 Bufflehead duck - drake Oregon, USA Bucephala albeola Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSwim Collection: Nautilus Swim Club 1

Nautilus Swim Club 1
Fixture card of the Nautilus Swimming Club, a London club based at Camberwell Baths in south-east London. (see two subsequent items for their 1891 river picnic)



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Surfers on the beach at Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall in June 1922. The crashing waves beckon them to dive into the refreshing embrace of the sea, their boards guiding them through exhilarating moments of freedom and adrenaline. In NA, USA, Alaska, sea otters gracefully glide through the icy waters, showcasing their agility as they hunt for food. These magnificent creatures are the largest members of the weasel family in North America and serve as a reminder of nature's remarkable diversity. The golden sands of Lagos in Algarve, Portugal offer an idyllic setting for beachgoers to take a dip and escape from reality. With crystal-clear waters stretching out before them against a backdrop of stunning cliffs and picturesque landscapes, it is impossible not to succumb to its allure. W. Heath Robinson humorously depicts yet another wash-out scenario where his comical contraptions fail miserably at achieving their intended purpose. His imaginative illustrations remind us that sometimes even our best-laid plans can go awry when it comes to water-related activities. From Noss Mayo across the water lies Newton Ferrers near Plymouth - a serene view that invites contemplation while appreciating nature's beauty. The calmness exuded by this scene serves as a gentle reminder that swimming can also be an opportunity for peaceful introspection amidst life's chaos. "The Water Cube National Aquatics Center" stands tall within Beijing's Olympic Park - an architectural marvel housing world-class swimming arenas where athletes push themselves beyond limits in pursuit of greatness. This iconic structure symbolizes human determination and showcases how swimming transcends boundaries both physically and metaphorically. Koi carp fish elegantly swim in pools adorned with vibrant colors reminiscent of floating artwork come alive beneath tranquil surfaces. Their graceful movements captivate observers' attention while serving as symbols of good fortune and prosperity in many cultures around the world.