Water Safety: A Page From The Past

Imitating a motorboat. Floating like a mud-turtle. Kicking like a sternwheel. Yep, this is how you learned to swim with the Red Cross back in 1921.

The article below was written by Commodore Wilbert E. Longfellow — developer of the Learn-to-Swim Program and creator of the National Red Cross Life Saving Corps — and appeared in the Junior Red Cross News. Enjoy!

Hint: Click on the article image to view it in a readable size…


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