Thursday August 6, 2020

Splash!: A dip in the weird and wonderful world of swimming history

A new history of swimming sprinkles its pages with characters as diverse as Plato, Lord Byron and Ursula Andress

12th July, 2020
The emergence of Ursula Andress from the water in the first James Bond film, Dr No, signalled the rise of the bikini

HISTORY/SPORT

Splash!: 10,000 Years of Swimming

By Howard Means

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

John Boyne’s absorbing, impressive, but not always easy, tome has a clear message: people don’t get wiser with the passing of time

Tanya Sweeney | 4 days ago

Graeme Thomson celebrates the sublime skills of the singer-songwriter, while not shying away from the ugliness of much of his private life

Andrew Lynch | 4 days ago

Donald Trump’s niece Mary tells the tale of the sadistic patriarch who taught the future US president to use brutality as a survival mechanism

Marion McKeone | 4 days ago