Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hung Out to Dry

booksJust come across the book “Hung Out to Dry” by Chris Ayriss. It  examines the history of British Swimming, and the effect that
our love affair with water has had upon our nation. I particularly like this line from the review I read:

“This book discovers how the
attitudes and culture of the British changed swimming from an animated,
outdoor, playful activity, mostly enjoyed by working class boys, into a
very competitive sport, confined predominantly to man-made pools.”