Why We Swim

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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.

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‘A jewel of a book, a paean to the wonders of water and our place within it’ James Nestor, bestselling of author of Breath

Glorious’ The New York Times

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

Join writer and swimmer Bonnie Tsui as she explores the unique skill of swimming from the five angles of survival, wellbeing, community, competition and flow. Propelled by stories of polar swim champions, a Baghdad swim club, Olympian athletes and modern-day samurai swimmers, Why We Swim takes us around the globe in a remarkable, all-encompassing account of the world of swimming. This is a joyous meditation on our innate connection to water and a true celebration of the wonders of swimming.

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Weight 197 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 1.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

797.21 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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