Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

By: Alexandra Heminsley (author)Paperback

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'Remarkable' Observer 'A joy to read' Daily Telegraph 'Soaringly beautiful' Sunday Times Magazine 'Genuine and persuasive' Guardian Alexandra Heminsley thought she could swim. She really did. It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim; or perhaps because she only ever did ten minutes of breaststroke at a time. But, as she learned one day while flailing around in the sea, she really couldn't. Believing that a life lived fully isn't one with the most money earned, the most stuff bought or the most races won, but one with the most experiences, experienced the most fully, she decided to conquer her fear of the water. From the ignominy of getting into a wetsuit to the triumph of swimming from Kefalonia to Ithaca, in becoming a swimmer, Alexandra learns to appreciate her body and still her mind. As it turns out, the water is never as frightening once you're in, and really, everything is better when you remember to exhale.

About Author

Alexandra Heminsley is the author of Running Like a Girl, which has now been published in fifteen countries. She is a journalist, broadcaster and ghostwriter. She lives in Hove.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780099510574
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780099510574
  • weight: 170
  • ISBN10: 009951057X

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