Swim : why we love the water
by Sherr, Lynn.
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 4 copies|
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.
-- Psychological aspects.
|Publisher|| New York :PublicAffairs,2012
212 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-194) and index.