Apart from sharks, surely nothing terrifies a swimmer more than a whirlpool. Captain Matthew Webb, the first conqueror of the English Channel in , drew his last breath in the whirlpool of Niagara Gorge, downstream from the falls. He had become one of the great celebrities of the age, once charging spectators to watch him float for several days in a tank of water at the Royal Aquarium in Westminster, but by money was tight and Webb had a young family to support.
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NOOK Book. In a masterful work of cultural history, Charles Sprawson, himself an obsessional swimmer and fluent diver, explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water. Sprawson compares the meaning various societies have assigned to swimming—from classical Greece and imperial Rome to nineteenth-century England and Germany and the U.
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