Guaranteed to make you a better swimmer. I think. | Part Two

In part one of this series I looked at some patented inventions which were intended to make learning to swim easier. During my research I found many weird and wonderful inventions so here’s a few more. I wasn’t able to find any patent information for these inventions nor could I find the inventors name for any of them.


Swimming Device 1880.




Bike Tire Swimming Aid. circa 1925




Swimming Machine Teacher. Germany, circa 1930.




Swimming Frame. Germany




Swimming Dolls. USA 1958




and finally this beautiful piece of silent footage,

Wooden Bathing Suits. 1932


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photo credits:,  nationaal archief,