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Plate 9, The Art of Swimming: Diving. “In order to descend in the water the head must be bent forward, so that the chin may rest upon, and compress the breast; and the back must be made round [fig 1]…To move forward, the head must be raised, and the back straightened a little [fig 2]; and to ascend, the hands must be struck out high, and brought briskly down, and the attitude must be entirely reversed; that is, the chin must be held up, and the back must be made concave [fig 3].”

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