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Diving and Swimming

Special effects galore in this demonstration of fancy swimming and diving, featuring Olympic medallist Belle White.

1926 14 mins

Overview

Trick photography techniques like slow motion, repetition and reverse photography combine with some amazing stunts to make this more than just a demonstration film. Part of a series of sports films made in 1926, Sport & Interest in a Fresh Light, it features Britain's first Olympic diving medallist, Miss Belle White, springing from the high board in a display of fancy diving. A champion fancy swimmer then shows how it's done - even with his hands and feet tied!