Saturday, November 29, 2014

1929: The team of Lerici Sport, Italy

The team of Lerici Sport, Italy in 1929. From L-R: Aste, Faridone, Monguidi, Tedeschi, Bibolini, Calloni, Bertella, Spagnol (President).
Source: Courtesy of Alessandro Manfredi

Friday, November 28, 2014

1955: The Champions of Rari Nantes Camogli

The team of Rari Nantes Camogli, Champion of Italy in 1953. The team coached by Cesare Rubini: Cavazzoni, Simeoni, Runbini, Cristiani I, Marciani, Peretti, Pittaluga, Christiani II,  Rapetti.
Source: JANTZEN Camogli 1914-1964

1963: The National teams of Israel and Greece

The National Teams of Israel and Greece at the Zappeion Pool of Athens in 1963. Standing L-R: Gabi Winkler, Itzhak Lerrer,  Dr. Micha Kanitz. Bottow row: Nr. 5  Yechiel (Pista) Mozes. Among the Greek players Yiannis Palios, Takis Kalomoiris, Takis Mathioudakis, Andreas Garyfallos, Manolis Patlakas, Petros Kalfamanolis, Nikos Molohas, Yiannis Thymaras.
Source: courtesy Yechiel (Pista) Mozes and Matan Schwartz

1963: The National team of Israel

The National Team of Israel prior to the friendly game against Greece in Athens in 1963. Standing L-R: Reuven Shefa, Benny Margalit, Yechiel (Pista) Mozes, Willy Rashunitz (Coach), Hagi agam, Yossi Peled, Dr. Micha Kanitz. Seating L-R: Robby Ladner, Miki Margalit, Gabi Winkler, Itzhak Lerrer
Source: courtesy Yechiel (Pista) Mozes and Matan Schwartz

Sunday, November 23, 2014

1993: Full house at “Volksbad Limmer”, Hannover

A record number of 2,600 spectators watched the third and decisive final game of the 1993 German championships when the local heroes of Waspo Hannover-Linden gained a 5-3 victory against SSF Delphin Wuppertal. The match was played at Volksbad Limmer outdoor-pool, Waspo’s club ground since the 1920s. In the semi-finals Waspo had eliminated national series champions Spandau 04 in two games to stop the winning series of the Berlin club after 14 titles in a row since 1979. 1993 champion Waspo Hannover-Linden and the local rivals of Wasserfreunde 98 Hannover, eight-time German champion between 1921 and 1948, merged to the new club Waspo 98 Hannover in 2012.
Source: Wolfgang Philipps, Vergangenheit und Zukunft.100 Jahre Waspo Hannover-Linden, 1913 – 2013

Friday, November 21, 2014

1936, Berlin: The team of Uruguay.

The team of Uruguay that participated at Berlin 1936 Olympics Games: Enrique Pereira, Julio César Costemalle, Maximo García, Francisco Figueroa, Hugo García, Alberto Batignani, José Castro
Source: private collection

Friday, November 7, 2014

1937: The team of "VZG" Gent, Belgium

The team of Verbroedering Door Broederschap" Gent, Belgium renamed as "Vrije Zwemmers Gent" in 1937.

1924: The team of "VDB" Gent, Belgium

The team of “Verbroedering Door Broederschap" Gent, Belgium in 1924.

1906: "In the swimming Tank" Cover of magazin

"In the Swimming Tank" Cover of the Magazine Frank Merriwell's Pupils or The School for Athletic Development.
Source:, Standish, B. L. (1906) Frank Merriwell's Pupils or The School for Athletic Development. New Medal Library no. 611. Street & Smith, New York.

Monday, November 3, 2014

1933: The team of Ethnicos Piraeus, Greece

The team of Ethnicos Piraeus, Greece in 1933.
Source: courtesy of Takis Kalokairinos 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

1956, Melbourne: The bronze team of USSR

The team of USSR, bronze winner at Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games: B. Goikman, M. Ryzhak, I. Chliapine, V. Prokopov, V. Agueev, V. Kourennoi, P. Breus, N. Cvakharia, P. Michvenieradze and B. Uzakov (coach). 
Source: private collection 

1909: The Junior Champions of Sussex

The team of Sussex, winner of the Juniors Championiship in England in 1909.
Source: private collection