1. sarasponda:

    You, uh, you got a lil’ somethin’ there…

    (via coldisthesea)

     
  2. coolchicksfromhistory:

    A swimming class in New South Wales

     
  3. Water Wench Wednesday now on Scuttlefish

     
  4. journalofanobody:

    “The kachido, “walking people”, dive in shallow water, usually from the shore, and toss their catch in a floating wooden tub; the funado, “ship people”, older and more experienced, dive in deeper water from an anchored boat.” (Luis Marden, National Geographic, 1971)

    (via larboardwatch)

     
  5. coolchicksfromhistory:

    Three young women posing in swimsuits and wearing their swimming competition medals

     
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  7. billyjane:

    Bebe Daniels * in Swim Girl, Swim [Paramount, 1927; presumed lost] 

    imdb

    (via mudwerks)

     
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  9. adski-kafeteri2:

    submerged

    (via mudwerks)

     
  10. vintagegal:

    Postcard circa 1908

    (via thewidowflannigan)

     
  11. muratdemirelli:

    People swimming in a frozen lake in Scandinavia. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). February 1972

    (via coldisthesea)

     
  12. oldbookillustrations:

    Like a pair of migratory swans, we traversed the solitary waves.

    Gustave Doré, from Atala, by François-René de Chateaubriand, New York, 1889.

    (Source: archive.org)

     
  13. Hastings Humour  vintage postcard

    artist: Donald McGill

     
  14. mudwerks:

    North Avenue Beach, Chicago by Yasuhiro Ishimoto 1952

    (by picassoswoman)

     
  15. Duke Kahanamoku - The legendary Hawaiian won three Olympic gold medals and two silvers in swimming and is considered the father of modern surfing. Above: Kahanamoku in 1912.

    LIFE magazine

    hmm, water must be kinda cold.