Swimming obstacle course
Last week we started on the Paris Olympics in 1900. Which held many events that never made it through to the following games. One such event was the swimming obstacle course. This unusual swimming event seems very complex but a lot of fun. The 200m Obstacle Race was a combination of a swimming event and an obstacle race - the competitors had to climb over a pole, then scramble over a row of boats, and then swim under another row of boats. All this was done in the River Seine, so the competitors also had to contend with the current. The winner of this fun event was Frederick Lane of Australia also won the 200 meter freestyle event. This event was only ever held the once, but it would be a crowd favorite if it was ever to return. Until then, people will have to make do with home made obstacle courses in their own back yards.