428 years ago a swimmer and artist named Everard Digby published De Arte Natandi – Latin for The Art of Swimming. His series of woodcut illustrations were instantly influential, and could be considered one of the world’s first swimming manuals. It seems Digby had a swimmer’s idiosyncratic spirit: According to the Public Domain Review, Digby was expelled from Cambridge the same year his swimming studies were published. His crimes against his school? Blowing his horn and shouting across the campus. Take a click through this gallery of his vintage swimmer art…