Swimming in Qing Dynasty China

By |2018-04-18T09:54:11-07:00June 4th, 2017|China, Games|0 Comments

The first lifeguards were in China The Qing Dynasty rulers of China came from Central Asia; they weren't swimmers. Under their rule, very few people in northern China could swim. In 1708, the Qinkiang Association for the Saving of Life established the first lifeguards anywhere in the world, but this was mainly to save people [...]