History

The Crawl Triumphs – Strength Magazine – October, 1926

The crawl, as an all-round swimming stroke, has now been conclusively proven the most efficient of all known methods of natation. For a long time swimmers of both sexes, and all ages, have been proving it the only stroke for speed and middle distance swimming, but it remained for a girl to prove to the naating world that it was also the most efficient stroke for swimming great distances under the most trying conditions.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas