The Australian Olympic Committee has today announced a move to create a Sportsmanship Award in honor of legendary 1912 Stockholm Olympic swimming gold medalist Cecil Healy – and it coincides with the 100th anniversary of his death.
Let’s take a bit of a break from wondering what 2016 will bring by looking back to what our swimming lives would have been like 100 years ago.
Duke Kahanamoku, Father of Surfing and Five Time Olympic Medalist in Swimming, and his brother Sam.
Linda Kaiser of Hawaii is one of only 4 women ever inducted into the prestigious Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
This ticket from the 1936 Summer Olympics would have earned the holder rights to see the women’s 100 meter final. (Photo: eBay)
“Olga Dorfner was a Philadelphia beauty who brought glamour to the World of Swimming. She was featured in “Vanity Fair” and in the Sunday supplements as the cover girl bathing queen of her day.” (Photo Credit: ISHOF)