Why We Swim

Why We Swim

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"Bonnie Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures"--
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616207861
Branch Call Number: 797.21 TSU
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 22 cm
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This non-fiction title weaves the history of swimming with contemporary stories of swimmer athletes and open water swimming. Anyone who has had a connection with water will absolutely enjoy this quick read or listen! -- Michelle


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DPLjosie Apr 16, 2020

Definitely a bittersweet read in the time of COVID-19 when our pools are closed and outdoor swimming is off the table (for me, it's 35 degrees outside right now!). Nonetheless, this is a fascinating look at one of my favorite activities.

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