Sunday, 12 August 2018

How Europe Learnt to Swim

quote [ For 1,500 years, Western Europe ‘forgot’ how to swim, retreating from the water in terror. The return to swimming is a lesser-known triumph of the Enlightenment. ]

To learn to swim or learn to die
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:19amGMT]


zarathustra said @ 6:24am GMT on 12th Aug [Score:1 Insightful]
You couldn't graduate from the high school or the two universities I attended without passing a swimming test. I was surprised by the numbers who had to cram in swimming classes in their last semesters. It was also pretty clear that economic class and race had a lot to do with it.
Kama-Kiri said @ 7:58am GMT on 12th Aug
You studied at Waterworld?
zarathustra said @ 8:11am GMT on 12th Aug
cb361 said @ 3:59pm GMT on 12th Aug
zarathustra said @ 1:55am GMT on 13th Aug
donnie said @ 9:50am GMT on 12th Aug
Hugh E. said @ 1:11pm GMT on 12th Aug [Score:1 Informative]
Anything even resembling an answer to the title question occurs vaguely between 5:20 and 6:20. The rest is ain't-I-cute-navel-gazing-privileged-preening-cultural-rule-flouting-metubeblather.

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