Images from SPLASH! Nylon Racing Suit 1961

Continuing the series of posts from my new book SPLASH!

From Chapter 11: “Nylon, WWII, James Bond, and the G-String.”

The author (me) leaving the starting block at J.P. McCaskey High School in 1961. The baggy nylon suit dates the photo, but the dive dates it even more. I’m looking to land flat on the water. Swimmers today dive deeper off the blocks so they can propel themselves 15 yards (or meters) underwater, using the dolphin kick, before breaking to the surface.




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