FRAME TEACHES SWIMMING (Feb, 1933)
FRAME TEACHES SWIMMING
Novices at swimming may acquire confidence with the aid of an odd mechanical device, just introduced in Germany. The swimmer lies on a floating frame supported at an adjustable height in the water by pontoons, and propels it forward by placing his feet in a pair of stirrups and kicking. Thus he learns the proper motions of the legs. Oar-like paddles may also be operated with the arms. The hinged propelling fins open automatically when pushed backward against the water.