Join Dr Tanya Evans for a talk focusing on the forthcoming community authored, supported and funded book Swimming with the Spit: 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swim Club. Tanya and the book’s other contributors hope to encourage readers and swimmers to think historically about their ambles down to the beach, invigorating morning swims and afternoon dips on sultry Sydney-summer days by showing how Mosman residents helped change the face of swimming. A small amateur swim club punched well above its weight, making an enormous impact both locally and internationally.
Dr Tanya Evans is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University who specialises in the social and cultural history of the family. The author of three previous books, she has also been a consultant for television production companies and is President of the History Council of NSW.
When: 7pm, Wednesday 13 July 2016
Where: Mosman Library
605 Military Road, Mosman
Cost: Members Free. Visitors $5
Doors close at 7.15pm. Tea and coffee provided. For more information phone 0418857182
please check between 1947 to 1957 I participated in under 12 swimming in your club . if u get any information or pictures of me I would like to have it.
Thanks for your comment. I will pass this on to Dr Tanya Evans to see if she has found anything on your involvement with the club.
Best wishes, Amy.