Swimming and Diving by Charlie G. Wilson
America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. Adler
Swimming with Dolphins by Lambert Davis – picture book
In the Swim: poems and paintings by Douglas Florian
Learn about the history of swimming. Read Swimming and Diving pages 4-8.
Learn about the history of swimming pools.
Learn about the history of swimwear. This site has Victorian swimwear and a link for 20th-century swimwear.
Learn about famous swimmers. Read America’s Champion Swimmer and pages 60-61 of Swimming and Diving. Find out who the most recent Olympic swimmers were. Write a letter to one telling them how they have inspired you and why you love to swim.
Go to a local swim meet.
Literature: Read Swimming with Dolphins.
Have children write down as many animals they can think of that swim. This could be a game between children to see who comes up with the most animals. Read In the Swim.
Read pages 34-44 of Swimming and Diving to learn about the different swimming strokes. Sign up for swimming lessons if you don’t know all of them.
Read Isaiah 25:9-12.
Go swimming and play some swimming pool games.
Here is a swimming notebooking page.