Tag Archives: swimming

Swimming with the Water Babies

Swimming with my granddaughters put me in mind of Charles Kingsley’s “Water Babies.” Kingsley helped us enter into the rich imaginative lives of children.

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Crossing (or Not) the Hellespont

I revisited Byron’s poem about swimming the Hellespont/Dardanelles after a friend tried the feat.

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Beowulf, an Early Olympic Swimmer

Beowulf engages in a swimming contest of Olympian dimensions.

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