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The Joy of Swimming
Author: Lisa Congdon

ISBN: 9781452144139
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1 May 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 15.4 x 1.9
Description:
In this enchanting volume, beloved artist Lisa Congdon invites readers to take a delightful dip into the joy of swimming. Every page is filled with beautiful and thoughtful celebrations of getting in the water, and what makes it so cherished, meditative, and energising: from watercolour portraits paired with personal stories of how swimming has affected real people's lives, to illustrated inspirational quotes, to collections of vintage ephemera and objects--colourful swim caps, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs, and more--all interspersed with the inviting, clear blue waters of oceans, lakes, and swimming pools.

A preface from record-breaking long-distance swimmer and bestselling author Lynne Cox offers an appreciation of Congdon's artwork from a swimmer's point of view.With an emphasis on swimming as a way of life--diving in, going with the flow--this beautiful volume will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering the high dive.</p.

About the Author

Lynne Cox has broken record after record in long-distance swimming. As a teenager she twice crossed the English Channel in record...

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