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The Swimming Lesson: 1942

The Swimming Lesson: 1942

July 1942. "Rupert, Idaho. Schoolboys in swimming lesson." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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I took swimming lessons for many years as a young’un. How well I remember being in the position of those lads, holding on to the edge of the pool, looking up at the (usually) woman instructor, hanging on her every word, sometimes having confused and marvelous thoughts as a pre-adolescent.

Effective Education Method

If they had used this in algebra, I could have been a mathematician.

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