Title: At Home in the Water: Swimming, Diving, Life Saving, Water Sports, Natatoriums
Author: George H. [Hebden] Corsan
Description: First Edition (with 1910 on both title and copyright pages). Boards in green cloth, gilt lettering on spine and paper title & illustrations on front cover. Cloth a bit worn; rear cover more blemished. Interior unmarked; pages show some scattered soiling. Many illustrated throughout. p. 157 plus  ads.
Instruction on techniques of swimming and diving by an early popularizer of swimming, and has sections on life saving (the errors of non-swimmers, method of recovering a body, resuscitation) and water sports (various types of races plus water polo and suggestions for training). He concludes with a chapter containing his suggestions for the design of natatoriums. Illustrated throughout with many pictures and drawings.
The swimming portion describes the techniques of various early strokes and movements used in synchronized swimming.
George Hebden Corasn (c. 1867-1952) was a Canadian who did more than any single person to popularize swimming in North America in the early 20th century. He was the head swimming instructor of the International and National YMCA's and originated the mass method of swimming instruction. He was also the Chief Swimming Instructor at the military training camps in California during the World War I, developed the Boy Scout Masters course for aquatic instruction, and taught swimming at the University of Toronto and at the Normal School for Physical Education in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Young Men's Christian Association Press
Place: New York
Keywords: antique, instruction, synchronized swimming, strokes, YMCA
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