The preferred method of teaching kids to swim looked a lot like fishing in 1906.
Fast forward to 1923 when schoolboys had to master their swimming strokes on dry land.
Youngsters at Brighton get their feet wet while learning proper form on August 20, 1934.
This student, taking a swimming lesson at Falkirk Technical School on November 1, 1935.
Members of the Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham, south London on November 19, 1935.
Soldiers, training at Aldershot on March 26, 1936.
Taking a swimming lesson in new pool which was completed in February 1938.
One of the most important parts of learning how to swim, in 1955?
This novice swimmer is instructed on the proper form during his 1955 lesson.
It looks like she’s enjoying her first swimming lesson in the ocean, circa 1955.