Swim: Why We Love the Water

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PublicAffairs #ad - Swim: Why We Love the Water #ad - It’s about our relationship with the water, with our fishy forebearers, and with the costumes that we wear. It’s an inquiry into why we swim—the lure, the hold, the timeless magic of being in the water. You’ll even find a few songs to sing when you push out those next laps. Swimming enthusiast lynn sherr explores every aspect of the sport, from the biology of swimming to the fame of esther williams; from turquoise pools and wild water to the training of Olympians; and she reveals the secret of buoyancy so that anyone can avoid the example of the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, said, it seems so very easy?” When his friend, “because you think you can’t, the biographer Edward John Trelawny, “Why can’t I swim, who lamented, ” Shelley plunged into Italy’s Arno River and dropped like a rock.

With swim, you can avoid that happening to you.  . It’s a look at how swimming has changed over the millennia, how this ancient activity is becoming more social than solitary today. Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has on our lives.

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Swimming Studies

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Riverhead Books #ad - Swimming Studies #ad - From her training for the olympic trials as a teenager, to meditative swims in pools and oceans as an adult, Leanne Shapton contemplates the sport that has shaped her life. Swimming studies is a collection of autobiographical sketches that explore the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative of suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shapton's work as an artist and author, while her illustrations offer a new perspective on the landscapes and imagery of swimming.

This remarkable work of written and visual pieces propels the reader through a beautifully personal exercise in reflection. Shapton emphasizes the private, often solitary moments of athletic pursuit rather than its triumphs.

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Synergy Hand Paddles for Swim Training

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Synergy #ad - Holes in the blades that permit water to channel through to help prevent the fluidity of each stroke from being disrupted. Suitable for all levels - Comes in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Proven technology equals superior performance - Broad-blade design for optimal water contact and building upper body strength.

Exceptional functionality - Holes allow water to channel through the paddles so the fluidity of each stroke is unimpeded. Custom-fit - wide-area wrist and finger straps are adjustable for a secure fit. Customer satisfaction - 30-day guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days, send it back for a full refund.

Synergy Hand Paddles for Swim Training #ad - . The wide-area wrist and finger straps can be adjusted for a secure fit. Please consult size chart image on the left for sizing. Enhance your swimming and upper body strength with the Synergy Swim Paddles featuring a broad-blade design that delivers optimal water contact and performance. These form-fitting paddles are awesome for any level swimmer and help develop proper stroke mechanics by emphasizing your hand's natural feel for the water.

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Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

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University of Minnesota Press #ad - Sprawson compares the meaning various societies have assigned to swimming—from classical Greece and imperial Rome to nineteenth-century England and Germany and the U. S. Sprawson gives us fascinating glimpses of the great swimmer heroes: byron leaping dramatically into the surf at Shelley’s beach funeral; Edgar Allen Poe’s lone and mysterious river-swims; Rupert Brooke swimming naked with Virginia Woolf; Hart Crane swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico; Johnny Weismuller as athlete and entertainer.

Suitable for all levels - Comes in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Proven technology equals superior performance - Broad-blade design for optimal water contact and building upper body strength. Exceptional functionality - Holes allow water to channel through the paddles so the fluidity of each stroke is unimpeded.

Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero #ad - Custom-fit - wide-area wrist and finger straps are adjustable for a secure fit. Customer satisfaction - 30-day guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days, send it back for a full refund. Used book in Good Condition. Informed by the literature of swinburne, scott fitzgerald, goethe, and yukio mishima; the films of Reifenstahl and Vigo; the Hollywood “swimming musicals” of the 1930s; and delving in and out of Olympic history, Haunts of the Black Masseur is a celebration of swimming that explores aspects of culture in a heretofore unimagined way.

In a masterful work of cultural history, himself an obsessional swimmer and fluent diver, Charles Sprawson, explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water. And japan in the last fifty years.

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The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water

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Chronicle Books #ad - Congdon brings her personal passion as a lifelong swimmer to this beautiful and thoughtful celebration of getting in the water. Hand-lettered inspirational quotes, illustrated collections of vintage objects—colorful swim caps, watercolor portraits paired with real people's personal stories, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs—and much more evoke the beauty and inspiration of the subject.

Suitable for all levels - Comes in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Proven technology equals superior performance - Broad-blade design for optimal water contact and building upper body strength. Exceptional functionality - Holes allow water to channel through the paddles so the fluidity of each stroke is unimpeded.

The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water #ad - Custom-fit - wide-area wrist and finger straps are adjustable for a secure fit. Customer satisfaction - 30-day guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days, send it back for a full refund. Used book in Good Condition. From lisa congdon, bestselling author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this lovely new book invites readers to dip into the many joys of swimming.

An emphasis on swimming as a way of life—taking the leap, vacation paddlers, going with the flow—makes this delightful volume one that will speak to serious swimmers, and anyone pondering their next high dive.

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Swimming Studies

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Blue Rider Press #ad - Suitable for all levels - Comes in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Proven technology equals superior performance - Broad-blade design for optimal water contact and building upper body strength. Exceptional functionality - Holes allow water to channel through the paddles so the fluidity of each stroke is unimpeded.

Custom-fit - wide-area wrist and finger straps are adjustable for a secure fit. Customer satisfaction - 30-day guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days, send it back for a full refund. Used book in Good Condition. For the accomplished athlete, or habitual practicer,  aspiring amateur, this remarkable work of written and visual sketches propels the reader through a beautifully personal and universally appealing exercise in reflection.

Swimming Studies #ad - Shapton’s emphasis is on the smaller moments of athletic pursuit rather than its triumphs. Winner of the 2012 national book critics circle Award, Autobiography Swimming Studies is a brilliantly original, meditative memoir that explores the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the olympic trials as a teenager to enjoying pools and beaches around the world as an adult, Leanne Shapton offers a fascinating glimpse into the private, often solitary, realm of swimming.

Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative of suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shapton’s work as an artist and author. Her illustrations throughout the book offer an intuitive perspective on the landscapes and imagery of the sport.

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