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Swim Fins - Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer from a very young age. Throughout his life he consistently promoted its healthful benefits. At the ripe old age of 11 he invented a pair of swim fins. However, unlike today's foot flippers, these were attached to one's hands. His advocacy for swimming was recognized by his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968.

Swim Fins - Benjamin Franklin was an avid swimmer from a very young age. Throughout his life he consistently promoted its healthful benefits. At the ripe old age of 11 he invented a pair of swim fins. However, unlike today's foot flippers, these were attached to one's hands. His advocacy for swimming was recognized by his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968.

Starlight Park in the Bronx c. 1921 ~ Just one last dip before the end of summer

Starlight Park in the Bronx c. 1921 ~ Just one last dip before the end of summer

Diver - woodblock print 1996/1997 - Ralph Kiggell, Asia / born 1960 U.K.

Diver - woodblock print 1996/1997 - Ralph Kiggell, Asia / born 1960 U.K.

Ralph the Swimming Pig was a major draw to Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, TX as well as the underwater mermaid shows, glass bottom boats, and the Sky Ride.

Ralph the Swimming Pig was a major draw to Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, TX as well as the underwater mermaid shows, glass bottom boats, and the Sky Ride.

What am I looking at. [ face palm ] You're going to get sick, put on some clothes!

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What am I looking at. [ face palm ] You're going to get sick, put on some clothes!

Ben Franklin's from Physics Central: a downloadable comic book and collection of activities that probe the findings of Ben Franklin.

Ben Franklin's from Physics Central: a downloadable comic book and collection of activities that probe the findings of Ben Franklin.

Dive Head First into Illustrator Virginie Morgand’s Inky Blue Pool PrintsAIGA Eye on Design | AIGA Eye on Design

Dive Head First into Illustrator Virginie Morgand’s Inky Blue Pool PrintsAIGA Eye on Design | AIGA Eye on Design

These are were featured players in the 1920′s at Universal Pictures back in the silent movie days. Under the parasol is Barbara Kent, standing beside her is Barbara Worth, and reclining at their feet is Ethlyne Clair.

These are were featured players in the 1920′s at Universal Pictures back in the silent movie days. Under the parasol is Barbara Kent, standing beside her is Barbara Worth, and reclining at their feet is Ethlyne Clair.

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