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Why We Swim
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Why We Swim (Hardback)

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'An enthusiastic and thoughtful work' The New York Times



'A beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story. I was enchanted' Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks



Take a dive into the deep with writer and swimmer Bonnie Tsui and discover what it is about water that seduces us, heals us and brings us together.



Our evolutionary ancestors swam for survival. Now we swim in freezing Arctic waters, wide channels, and piranha-infested rivers just because they are there. Swimming is an introspective and quiet sport in a chaotic age. It is therapeutic for those who are injured and it is one route to that elusive, ecstatic state of Flow.



Propelled by stories of polar swim champions, a Baghdad swim club, Olympian athletes, modern-day samurai swimmers and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survived a six-hour swim in the wintry Atlantic, Why We Swim takes us around the globe in a remarkable, all-encompassing account of the world of swimming.



'A truly great story. I love this book' Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run

BiographyMemoirsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyComplementary therapiesMind, Body & SpiritSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSwimming & diving Publisher: Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 06/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9781846046582  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Bonnie Tsui lives, swims, and surfs in the Bay Area of San Francisco. A longtime contributor to The New York Times and California Sunday Magazine, she has been the recipient of the Jane Rainie Opel Young Alumna Award from Harvard University, the Lowell Thomas Gold Award, and a National Press Foundation Fellowship.

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