Summer swimming in New York (1909)

Summer swimming in NYC

Gotham’s youth are fortunate in the number of opportunities for swimming which the city’s configuration presents. Many a graceful and expert diver is developed along our dirty waterfront who never has a chance to win fame or publicity in the swimming contests of the great athletic clubs. (Click on the page image below to see a larger version.)

Captions:

“Come on in, the water’s fine!”

The start of a race.

A fancy “stunt.”

“Hey, boys, the cops!”

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