William Wilson

William Wilson

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William Wilson (13 November 1844 – 1 June 1912) was a late 19th-century British journalist, swimming instructor and coach, and contributor to the scientific techniques behind competitive swimming. In 1883, Wilson published “The Swimming Instructor,” one of the first books on swimming to define modern concepts of stroke efficiency, training, racing turns and water safety. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as a Honor Pioneer Contributor.


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