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Leap in : a woman, some waves, and the will to swim / Alexandra Heminsley.

Heminsley, Alexandra, 1976- author. (Author).
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  • 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 -

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  • ISBN: 9781681774336
  • ISBN: 168177433X
  • Physical Description: 230 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

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.

Subject: Heminsley, Alexandra, 1976-
Runners (Sports) > United States > Biography.
Women runners > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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