Tag: tim johnson

Pioneering Swimmers In San Francisco Bay

Pioneering Women In San Francisco Bay Courtesy of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The International Swimming Hall of Fame archives have a photo of an old pigskin award presented in 1912 to Nell Schmidt, a pioneering open water swimmer from the Dolphin Club in San Francisco, by the City of Alameda, California (on San Francisco Bay). The award is

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Swimming In The 1870’s In Paris

Swimming In The 1870's In Paris Courtesy of Tim Johnson, History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming. Captain Tim Johnson, PE discusses pools in his book, History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming. "The scene of the swimming bath in Paris is from the pages of Harper’s Weekly, drawn by Simon Durand. The pool is crowded so that you could surmise that the engraving

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Clown Chips Swam Around Manhattan Island

Courtesy of Bill Carter Photography, Cole Brothers Circus. Part of the fun that Dr. Tim Johnson, DPS, PE experienced as the author of the book, History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming, was uncovering swims that had taken place so long ago that they had been largely forgotten.  He explained, "When a swim was proposed or conceived, my research would include

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Drafting Off The Bow Wave

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Captain Tim Johnson explains about bow waves, the waves that form at the bow of a ship when it moves through the water. "A swimmer is a displacement vessel. The bow waves has forward movement and lateral movement. The lateral movement combined with the forward movement vectors the wave to move at an angle

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