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Lost Olympics Ian Hugh McAllister

Lost Olympics

Ian Hugh McAllister

Published November 14th 2012
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LOST OLYMPICS - THE HILDA JAMES STORYYou dont see too many interesting new biographies these days. The term seems to have become synonymous with famous for ten minutes, probably famous for five more if we stick out a quick book. Heres somethingMoreLOST OLYMPICS - THE HILDA JAMES STORYYou dont see too many interesting new biographies these days. The term seems to have become synonymous with famous for ten minutes, probably famous for five more if we stick out a quick book. Heres something different:Hilda James was the darling of British swimming in the 1920s- Britains first lady swimming superstar. She was also my grandmother, and this is her biography. It has taken 30 years to research, assemble and write.Hilda introduced the American Crawl to the UK following the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp. The British team won Silver in the 4x100m relay, but to their astonishment the Americans finished a full 30 seconds ahead. The following day Hilda asked the American coach to teach her their radical new stroke. On returning to England, she inspired a swimming generation, starting a ladies swimming revolution and demolishing every British record from 100 yards to 1 mile.Lost Olympics is now available as an Amazon Kindle ebook (already with 5* reviews), with a book due for publication in March 2013. Please visit and feel free to like the facebook page Thanks a lot, Mac.www.facebook.com/lostolympics