Splash! 10,000 Years of Swimming – World Open Water Swimming Association

Howard Means takes readers of Splash! 10,000 Years of Swimming through the history of swimming from mankind’s earliest ventures to the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.



Splash! 10,000 Years of Swimming covers the history of swimming with wit and humor, telling how, where and why humans swim

Why it was nominated

For researching how swimming came to be, for stories from Egypt, Greece and Rome through the Dark Ages, Middle Ages and Renaissance, and for explaining how swimming interacts with religion, fashion, public health, segregation, sexism and athletic glory


United States

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The Creator(s)

Howard Means