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Author: Percey, William, Gent.
Title: The compleat swimmer, or, The art of swimming demonstrating the rules and practice thereof in an exact, plain and easie method : necessary to be known and practised by all who studie or desire their own preservation / by William Percey, Gent.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The compleat swimmer, or, The art of swimming demonstrating the rules and practice thereof in an exact, plain and easie method : necessary to be known and practised by all who studie or desire their own preservation / by William Percey, Gent.
Percey, William, Gent.

London: Printed by J.C. for Henry Fletcher ..., 1658.
Notes:
Reproduction of original in Yale University Library.
Subject terms:
Swimming -- Rules -- Early works to 1800.
Swimming -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A54301.0001.001

Contents
frontispiece
title page
TO THE INGENIOUS, PRUDENT, AND SELF-PRESERVING READER, And Vigilant Practiser in the Thrice-noble Exer∣cise & Art of Swimming.
THE Compleat Swimmer: Or, The Art of Swimming.
SECT. 1. The first elegrees and end of Swim∣ming.
SECT. II. Whether all creatures do naturally Swim.
SECT. III. What creatures do naturally Swim.
SECT. IV. That man Swimmeth by the help of Nature.
SECT. V. A man excels all other creatures in Swimming.
SECT. VI. What time of the year is to be ob∣served.
SECT. VII. Swimming in the night is not to be used.
SECT. VIII. It is not good to Swim every day.
SECT. IX. When it raines, Swimming is not to be practised.
SECT. X. The waters are to be searched.
SECT. XI.
SECT. XII. The first posture to be observed in go∣ing into the water.
SECT. XIII. The first degree of Swimming.
SECT. XIV. How to turn your self Swimming.
SECT. XV. To swim with the face upwards.
SECT. XVI. Maximes in Swimming.
SECT. XVII. A Conversion or turning like a bell.
SECT. XVIII. Circumvolution, or turning about in the water.
SECT. XIX. A quadrupatite or four-fold percussion or striking of the water.
SECT. XX. To Swim on the back with the hands and feet upward.
SECT. XXI. Retrogradation, or Swimming back∣ward.
SECT. XXII. The side-turn.
SECT. XXIII. Circulation or turning round.
SECT. XXIV. The perpendicular conversion or turn∣ing, being upright in the water.
SECT. XXV. To swim forward with the palms of the hands joyned together.
SECT. XXVI. Swimming neither on back nor belly.
SECT. XXVII. To swim on the belly without the help of either hand.
SECT. XXVIII. Hold your left foot in your right hand.
SECT. XXIX. To Swim like a Dog.
SECT. XXX. The percussion or striking of the water, to turn in the water.
SECT. XXXI. The sporting with one foot.
SECT. XXXII. The shewing of the feet, &c. Sailing.
SECT. XXXIII. The suspension or holding up of the Chin.
SECT. XXXIV. Treading of Water.
SECT. XXXV. The contradictory Swimming on the back.
SECT. XXXVI. Connex Swimming, or Swimming cross leg'd,
SECT. XXXVII. Prolapsion or Swimming forward.
SECT. XXXVIII. Sitting on the water contracted or bend∣ing.
SECT. XXXIX. The cutting of the Toes.
SECT. XL. , or the shewing of four parts together above water.
SECT. XLI. The Erection or lifting up of the Legg.
SECT. XLII. Erection or lifting up of the hands.
SECT. XLIII. The drawing on of Boots.
SECT. XLIV. The leaping of the Goat.
SECT. XLV.
SECT. XLVI. Leaping in, head forwards.
SECT. XLVII. The perpendicular descent, or straight leaping into the water.
SECT. XLVIII. Subnatation, or Swimming under wa∣ter.
SECT. XLIX. The rising from under the water.
SECT. L. Circular subnation, or Swimming un∣der water circle-wise.
SECT. LI. The Nimbleness of the Dolphin.
SECT. LII. The last Act or posture in Swim∣ming.