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You and Your Bathing Suit – Strength Magazine – August, 1923

It seems to us that swimming is really our national sport and pastime. Golf enthusiasts point with pride to the growth of their favorite game, and tell us that on a fine Sunday their are
at least a million golfers in action; tennis-players are legion; sporting writers give us astounding figures, showing the crowds who go to watch the big baseball and football games. But I will
wager that on a hot Sunday in summer, there are more people swimming than are taking part in all other sports on the same day.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas