The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water

The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water


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From Lisa Congdon, bestselling author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this lovely new book invites readers to dip into the many joys of swimming. Congdon brings her personal passion as a lifelong swimmer to this beautiful and thoughtful celebration of getting in the water. Hand-lettered inspirational quotes, watercolor portraits paired with real people's personal stories, illustrated collections of vintage objects—colorful swim caps, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs—and much more evoke the beauty and inspiration of the subject. An emphasis on swimming as a way of life—taking the leap, going with the flow—makes this delightful volume one that will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering their next high dive.

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ISBN-13: 9781452144139
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,228,594
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lisa Congdon is an artist, illustrator, author, and avid swimmer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Lynne Cox is a record-breaking long-distance swimmer and bestselling author. She lives in Southern California.

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