Swim

Swim Swim Is A Celebration Of Swimming And The Effect It Has On Our Lives It S An Inquiry Into Why We Swim The Lure, The Hold, The Timeless Magic Of Being In The Water It S A Look At How Swimming Has Changed Over The Millennia, How This Ancient Activity Is Becoming Social Than Solitary Today It S About Our Relationship With The Water, With Our Fishy Forebearers, And With The Costumes That We Wear 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, Who Lamented, Why Can T I Swim, It Seems So Very Easy When His Friend, The Biographer Edward John Trelawny, Said, Because You Think You Can T, Shelley Plunged Into Italy S Arno River And Dropped Like A Rock With Swim, You Can Avoid That Happening To You.

Broadcast journalist and writer Lynn Sherr has been swimming since she was a toddler, learning first by watching frogs in a Pennsylvania lake She has since expanded both her strokes and her waterways Forthan thirty years, she was an award winning correspondent for ABC News She is the author of many books, including Tall Blondes A Book about Giraffes Outside the Box A Memoir, and Failur Broadcast journalist and writer Lynn Sherr has been swimming since she was a toddler, learning first by watching frogs in a Pennsylvania lake She has since expanded both her strokes and her waterways Forthan thirty years, she was an award winning correspondent for ABC News She is the author of many books, including Tall Blondes A Book about Giraffes Outside the Box A Memoir, and Failure Is Impossible Susan B Anthony in Her Own Words She lives in New York.You can contact her at LynnSwims gmail.com and follow her on Twitter LynnSherr and at Facebook.com SallyRideBio

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  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages
  • Swim
  • Lynn Sherr
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 1610390466

10 thoughts on “Swim

  1. says:

    I love swimming and have always been crazy about the water Show me a pool or an ocean and I m happy to jump right in I chose to read this in order to motivate me to swimoften I used to swim farbefore I had a family It doesn t help that I m the only one who has such an intense passion for it, although I keep telling myself that that is no excuse I m giving this book 3 stars since I didn t particularly care for Sherr s jumping around on topics all over the place I would only reco I love swimming and have always been crazy about the water Show me a pool or an ocean and I m happy to jump right in I chose to read this in order to motivate me to swimoften I used to swim farbefore I had a family It doesn t help that I m the only one who has such an intense passion for it, although I keep telling myself that that is no excuse I m giving this book 3 stars since I didn t particularly care for Sherr s jumping around on topics all over the place I would only recommend this to those who love swimming The book is thoroughly researched some of it is interesting and other parts were a bit boring for me I am grateful to have read it, since it s definitely motivated me to hopefully swimSome of my favorite quotes Swimming is my salvation Ask me in the middle of winter, or at the end of a grueling day, or after a long stretch at the computer, where I ...

  2. says:

    I don t know if non swimmers would find it interesting but I loved it Just the kind of non fiction I love They take a part of my life and elaborate on it Reading these type of books for me is so validating Lynn Sherr shares her love affair with swimming and the water, particularly open water swimming Then she includes tons of interesting trivia and history on the sport I just loved itMy favorite quote Swimming is my salvation Ask me in the middle of winter, or at the end of a grueling da I don t know if non swimmers would find it interesting but I loved it Just the kind of non fiction I love They take a part of my life and elaborate on it Reading these type of books for me is so validating Lynn Sherr shares her love affair with swimming and the water, particularly open water swimming Then she inclu...

  3. says:

    Swimming is my sport I swim 5 10 miles week easily in the summer But this year I lost my inspiration It was hard to swim alone, so I playedtennis and went to group dance classes And then I read Lynn Sherr s book on the history of swimming, her love of the water, her interest in technique Lynn is a 65 ABC News Journalist who swam the Hellespont from Asia to Europe ...

  4. says:

    Lynn Sherr was a competent narrator Listening to the book, I joyfully headed to the pool Swimming has held a special place in my heart since my youth My appreciation of the sport was enhanced thanks to the presentation of swim related facts and its cultural impact.

  5. says:

    Enjoyable read She feels just the way I do about living in swim and filled me in on all kinds of trivia and history Swimming is my salvation Ask me in the middle of winter, or at the end of a grueling day, or after a long stretch at the computer, where I d most like to be, and the answer is always the same in the water, gliding weightless, slicing a silent trail through whatever patch of blue I can find the silky feeling of liquid on skin the chance to float free as close ...

  6. says:

    I used to love to swim, before my muscular and coordination loss prevented me from that pleasure I had a little of that former joy reading Lynn Sherr s _Swim Why We Love The Water_, a lengthy meditation with a good dose of history and art and sports wisdom The concentration swimming demands means it is where some of us are fully present in the moment, learning from swimming what we might learn through other spiritual practices Indeed, I know many people whose best time to meditate or pray is I used to love to swim, before my muscular and coordination loss prevented me from that pleasure I had a little of that former joy reading Lynn Sherr s _Swim Why We Love The Water_, a lengthy meditation with a good dose of history and art and sports wisdom The concentration swimming demands means it is where some of us are fully present in the moment, learning from swimm...

  7. says:

    Libro curioso, eterogeneo, un po folle La traccia autobiografica dell attraversamento dell Ellesponto da parte dell autrice procede in parallelo a una seria di approfondimenti estremamente variegati sul nuoto dalle sue origini ai diversi stili, da...

  8. says:

    As a water lover who claims to be part fish, Swim was the perfect summer read for me as I swam daily in my beloved ocean Indeed, to quote the author, we were fish ourselves hundreds of millions of years ago The fish part of us is really very deep, and it s written inside of the basic structure of our bodies, says Neil Shubin who led the team in the Canadian Arctic in 2004 that found the missing link between our aquatic ancesto...

  9. says:

    Sherr s book is a charming little read part meditation, part memoir, and part history of swimming The chapters are brief and each includes some update in an italic font of the author s progress across the Hellespont, accounts of the various and sundry folks she traveled the globe to interview, consult and or train with, marvelous post cards and other 19th and 20th century images of bathers and bathing costumes It s really surprising thatpeople didn t drown wearing such astounding am Sherr s book is a charming little read part meditation, part memoir, and part history of swimming The chapters are brief and each includes some update in an italic font of the author s progress across the Hellespont, accounts of the various and sundry folks she traveled the globe to interview, consult and or train with, marvelous post cards and other 19th and 20th century images of bathers and bathing costumes It s really surprising thatpeople didn t drown wearing such astounding amounts of heavy wet wool As a lifelong competitive swimmer, I ver...

  10. says:

    This book was chalk full of crazy fun facts about swimming Women first competed in Olympic swimming in 1912, but not the US didnt allow women to compete without long skirts until a couple years later Goggles weren t permitted in the Olympics til 1976 Michael Phelps armspan is longer than his height Despite the encyclopedia fun fact nature of it, I wanted the book to be aI think the author tried to do that by interlacing the story of her o...

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