The Waterless Method of Swimming Instruction

The Waterless Method of Swimming Instruction

The Waterless Method of Swimming Instruction was created by Robert Cohan in 1973. He wittily set the action in a dry swimming pool on board an ocean liner, in a stylishly cool set designed by Ian Murray Clark. At first, the dancers engaged in 'swimming' movements, including a bit of synchronised 'swimming', before extending into more general games and gymnastics. As a contrast to the dancing, Siobhan Davies performed a great piece of clowning in a classic routine of an awkward girl trying to put up a deckchair and trying to dress and undress herself inconspicuously for sunbathing.