Story: Swimming

Learning to swim: 1916 certificate (1st of 3)

Learning to swim: 1916 certificate

From the early 1900s, with government financial assistance, the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Association provided instructors to teach schoolchildren to swim. They issued proficiency certificates such as this one earned by Dolly Dudson of Carterton.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-C-CERTIFICATES-Dudson-1916-01

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John McBeth, 'Swimming - Swimming for recreation and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by John McBeth, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015