Taking a Swim

Whether it’s relaxing in the neighborhood pool, splashing into grandpa’s lake, or playing in the water at camp, swimming is a part of summer. Look back at a century of swimming on the covers of the Post.


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Many things have changed over the years, but one thing about summer has stayed constant — it is hot. And summer’s heat draws kids and adults alike to the water. Whether it’s a vacationer’s plunge into a lake or a child’s first dive in the neighborhood pool, these Post covers celebrate the refreshing days of swimming in the summer.

Swimming on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post (click on the covers to see larger image):

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  1. Fun covers. The finest was the Rockwell cover of the boy on the high diving board – been there. Interesting how long the swim suit for boys included tops. Also noticed all the swimmers were boys, except for two.


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