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The first swimming race

The first swimming race on record took place in Japan during the 1st Century BC. Swimming was well established in Asia well before the time of Christ. Swimming was one of the skills the Samurai warrior had to master.

 

Michael Phelps broke the world record in the 200-meter butterfly to become, at 15 years and 9 months, the youngest man ever to set a swimming world record.

 

Тhe Swiss ball

The Swiss ball was developed in 1963 by Aquilino Cosani, an Italian plastics manufacturer. Dr. Susanne Klein-Vogelbach from Switzerland , integrated the use of ball exercise as physical therapy for neuro-developmental treatment.

 

 

 

The running people

The Tarahumara are Native Americans people of northwestern Mexico who are renowned for their long-distance running ability.

With widely dispersed settlements, these people developed a tradition of long-distance running up to 200 miles (320 km) in one session, over a period of two days through their homeland of rough canyon country, for inter-village communication and transportation and hunting.