Ralph Samuelson invented the water skiing sport in 1922. Ralph Samuelson was 18 years old when he invented the water skiing sports. At first Ralph tried to water ski with barrel staves but obviously that didn't work so he tried to use snow skis. Finally Ralph tried out pinewood boards with curved tips. Finally this worked for Ralph. When Ralph tried them out he was being pulled by an outboard-powerd boat.
In this picutre you can see that it is a woman water skiing, in the 1920s woman were doing things that they would never dream of probably 5 years before all this. It showed the men that women could do it just as well if not better than they could.
George Herman Ruth also known as Babe Ruth was one of the most popular baseball players in the 1920s. He had a record of 60 home runs in 1927. Babe Ruth would later lose this record to Sammy Sosa who had 66 home runs in 1961. Babe Ruth played ball for the Red Sox but later traded to the New York Yankees.
People liked watching baseball. They enjoyed the competition, also they enjoyed watching the records being beat or close to being beat. Watching this sport was huge entertainment back in the 1920s and still is today. Teachers talk about it in and out of school, lawyers watch it and so do other workers. It doesn't matter your job you never know what people watch or do for entertainment.
In the 1920s people would swim for fun and for sport. In the 1920s there were already some underground pools and in the 1920s they were making some pool that were above ground. Johnny Weissmuller was the first person to swim 100 meters in under a minute. It took Weissmuller 58.6 seconds to swim the 100 meters. Weissmuller also went to the Olympics in 1924 and won three gold medals. He also went to the 1928 Olympics and won two gold medals.
Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel on August 6, 1926. The English Channel was tewnty-one miles long and was the first woman to swim the English Channel. She was only nineteen years old when she swam the English Channel. It took Gertrude 14 hours and 31 minutes to finish swimming the English Channel. Her score was better than the previously set men's record.