"From novelty tricks in swim classes, through the Aquacades and movies, to the highly complex Olympic competitions - this history of synchronized swimming tells how the sport grew, examines the role the United States has played in its worldwide development, and describes the status of synchronized swimming in world sporting events today."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-290) and index.
1. The beginnings
2. The emerging sport : 1937-45
3. Expansion and structural evolution : 1946-51
4. Reshaping and growing - the West emerges : 1952-56
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