Leap in : a woman, some waves, and the will to swim / Alexandra Heminsley.
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Climax Public Library||797.2092 HEM (Text)||33500012523858||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||797.2092 HEM (Text)||33500012523866||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781681774336
- ISBN: 168177433X
- Physical Description: 230 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
- Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
- Copyright: ©2017
|Summary, etc.:|| "At once inspiring, hilarious, and honest, the new book from Alexandra Heminsley chronicles her endeavor to tackle a whole new element, and the ensuing challenges and joys of open water swimming."--Jacket flap.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 May #2
Learning to swim as an adult can be a painful and rather embarrassing experience, but Heminsley embraces the challenge with gusto and self-deprecating humor. She dedicates herself to learning to master freestyle, breathe (and exhale) properly, and conquer fears of not knowing what lurks below when swimming in a river or the sea. Among the funniest scenes is when she squeezes into a wet suit. During the period when she was learning to swim, she was also navigating life changes as a newlywed and the emotional roller coaster of trying to become pregnant. Sure to give confidence to open-water newbies who will relate to the squeamish trek through mud to a race start and navigating salty seas with leaky goggles. Those who enjoyed Heminsley's Running like a Girl (2013) will want to read about her latest journey of self-discovery. Includes a Q&A section and a suggested reading list for anyone interested in expanding their swim experiences to include the open water. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
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