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Underwater swimming, aided by a form of aqualung, developed in 1942–3 by French navy diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau and engineer Émile Gagnan. SCUBA is an acronym for ‘self-contained underwater breathing apparatus’. See also swimming.

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