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Oxygen For The Swimmer based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A fantastic and inspiring book! I am not a swimmer, but found encouragement on every page for navigating life's calm and tumultuous waters. I laughed and cried my way through this page-turning collection of stories told from below the surface of the pool to the deck to the stands. I was especially moved by the narratives of those who had overcome great obstacles, whether physical or mental, to rise above, meet their challenges head-on and give glory to God for His faithfulness and deliverance. Some of my favorite moments: "And when I begin to struggle I remember: Use what I have, not that which I have missing." (p. 30) "Phoebe had learned the lesson we must all learn. Whether you finish first or last - always, always, always finish strong." (p. 59) "Perhaps God's telling me it's enough to help others learn how to get to the other side of the pool." (p. 83) "Actually, I've come to realize life's pain has driven me to a lifesaving dependence on God, my Maker." (p.108)
I saw Oxygen for the Swimmer in the hands of some awesome swimmers at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis - July 2009. Bought it - Read it - loved it!