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Swimming in the Sink

Author : Lynne Cox
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From inspired and inspiring open-water swimmer and supreme athlete, able to endure cold water temperatures that would kill others, author of Swimming to Antarctica (“Riveting” —Sports Illustrated) and Grayson (“Moving, mystical” —People)—a powerful book about super athleticism and human frailty, about invincibility and the sudden (mind-altering) repercussions of illness, and about the triumph of spirit, surrender, and love. Lynne Cox is an elite athlete who broke many world records, among them swimming the English Channel at fifteen, being the first woman to swim across Cook Strait (eighteen miles), and being the first to swim off Antarctica in 32-degree water—for twenty-five minutes!—all without a wetsuit. And that’s where Swimming in the Sink begins—at a laboratory at the University of London, with Cox’s hand in ice-cold water, hooked up to thermocouples and probes, with three scientists trying to make sense of her extraordinary human capabilities. The test results paved the way for new medical and life-saving practices. As an athlete, Cox had put her heart into everything she’d ever accomplished. In turn her heart gave her great physical strength and endurance. In the midst of becoming the embodiment of a supreme endurance athlete, Cox took care of her elderly parents, both of whom passed away in quick succession, followed by the death of her beloved Labrador retriever, leaving Lynne in shock from loss and loneliness and soon literally suffering from the debilitating effects of a broken heart. On the edge of a precipice, Cox was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib). As the prognosis went from bad to worse, Cox was in fear of living out a lesser life as an invalid with a pacemaker and a defibrillator and the real possibility of her own death was before her. Cox writes of her full surrender to her increasing physical frailty, to her illness, her treatment, her slow pull toward recovery. In Swimming in the Sink we see Cox finding her way, writing about her transformative journey back toward health, and slowly moving toward the one aspect of her life that meant everything to her—freedom; mastery; transcendence—back to open waters, and the surprise that she never saw coming: falling in love.

Sink Or Swim

Author : Dereen Taylor
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It's William and Hattie's first time in the big pool. William isn't sure he's ready - he's worried he might sink to the bottom! Hattie is a really good swimmer, but then, Hattie is really good at just about everything. But sometimes it doesn't do to be too clever ...

Swimming in the Deep End

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Swimming in the Deep End

Author : Christina S. Nelson
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A moving novel entwining the many faces of motherly love Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she's an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she's made don't drown their whole family. Gabby can't believe God let this happen to her. She knew the risks, but who thinks about that when they're in love? Now she has to face the consequences--and the disappointed stares from everyone who thought she was the perfect Christian girl. At least she has the baby's father, Travis. Nothing can tear them apart, right? Margaret Owens had determined dreams for her son. She's furious that Gabby's pregnancy jeopardizes his college baseball scholarship and terrified that Travis will be trapped in a life of struggle and poverty--the life she's tried so hard to save him from. She'll do anything to protect him--even if it means forcing him to leave Gabby Stacey Meyers is aching for a child of her own. But the son she was meant to adopt was taken before she could hold him in her arms. It feels like she'll never stop mourning; even the move to this new town hasn't distracted her from the pain. How can she and her husband find peace? Is there any hope of a family in their future? And in the midst of all unborn baby. Whose arms will hold him in the end?

Sink Float or Swim

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In this book, authors Scott Peltin and Jogi Rippel offer the reader high performance strategies that will strengthen their foundation of personal energy and resilience, and then teach them how to aim this newfound power, with laser-like precision, to create positive and successful results with their team, their customers, and their bottom line.

Swim Or Sink

Author : Jake Maddox
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Baxter Reilly has always felt at home in the water. And the school swimming team has been his place of refuge, especially over the past few months. Baxter's parents have separated, and his father is now living in a rundown flat. Instead of dealing with his home life, Baxter has devoted himself to the swimming team and their 4x400 freestyle. But how can he support a team when his life is so adrift?

Swimming in the Dark

Author : Tomasz Jedrowski
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A Guardian Book of the Year 'Tomasz Jedrowski's Swimming in the Dark is captivating on the twin challenge of being both gay and liberal in communist Poland. An enchanting story of coming out and surviving, just, in a cold climate' Andrew Adonis, Evening Standard Books of the Year 'One of the most astonishing contemporary gay novels we have ever read ... A masterpiece' Attitude 'A beautiful novel, and at its heart it was an amazing love story and I think that's something that everyone is looking for' BBC Radio 4 Open Book, Editor's Pick 'Marvellous, precise, poignant writing; the reader is happy to be overwhelmed. The highest talent at work' SEBASTIAN BARRY 'A lyrical exploration of the conflict between gay love and political conformity. Jedrowski is an authentic new international star' EDMUND WHITE You were right when you said that people can't always give us what we want from them. Poland, 1980. Anxious, disillusioned Ludwik Glowacki, soon to graduate university, has been sent along with the rest of his class to an agricultural camp. Here he meets Janusz - and together, they spend a dreamlike summer swimming in secluded lakes, reading forbidden books - and falling in love. But with summer over, the two are sent back to Warsaw, and to the harsh realities of life under the Party. Exiled from paradise, Ludwik and Janusz must decide how they will survive; and in their different choices, find themselves torn apart. Swimming in the Dark is an unforgettable debut about youth, love, and loss - and the sacrifices we make to live lives with meaning.

Swimming in the Volcano

Author : Bob Shacochis
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A vibrant portrait of love and politics in the tropics from the National Book Award–winning author: “the finest first novel I have read in many years” (William O’Rourke, Chicago Tribune). Winner of the National Book Award for First Fiction for Easy in the Islands, Bob Shacochis returns to the islands with Swimming in the Volcano, a “splendid first novel” that illuminates the beauty and life of the Caribbean (Library Journal). On the fictional island of St. Catherine, an American expatriate becomes unwittingly embroiled in an internecine war between rival factions of the government. Into this potentially explosive scene enters a woman he once loved and lost, but who remains a powerful temptation—one that proves impossible to resist. Both an enchanting love story and a sophisticated political novel about the fruits of imperialism in the twentieth century, Swimming in the Volcano is as brutal and seductive a novel as the world it evokes. “Scores of island people, from conspiring politicians to barbers on the beach, sprawl across the pages like oleander and hibiscus . . . each of [the book’s] scenes is expertly wrought.” —The New York Times Book Review

Sink Or Swim

Author : Valerie Coulman
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Determined to learn how to swim, Ralph the cow turns to his water-friendly friends, such as the ducks and turtles, to give him pointers on how to stay afloat, in an amusing tale from the author of When Pigs Fly.

Swimming at Night

Author : Lucy Clarke
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People go traveling for two reasons: because they are searching for something, or they are running from something. Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say that Mia jumped—that her death was a suicide. Although they’d hardly spoken to each other since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would have taken her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, Katie leaves her orderly, sheltered life in London behind and embarks on a journey to find out the truth. With only the entries in Mia’s travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life and—page by page, country by country—begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death. . . . Weaving together the exotic settings and suspenseful twists of Alex Garland’s The Beach with a powerful tale of familial love in the spirit of Rosamund Lupton’s Sister, Swimming at Night is a fast-paced, accomplished, and gripping debut novel of secrets, loss, and forgiveness.

Good English Series

Author : Harold Gray Shane
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How to Teach Swimming and Diving

Author : Thomas Kirk Cureton
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Sink or Swim

Author : Sarah Mlynowski
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In this fresh, funny new middle grade series, bestselling YA author Sarah Mlynowski writes for a younger audience for the first time! In each book, Abby and her younger brother Jonah visit the magic mirror in their basement at night, and the mirror transports them inside a different fairy tale. In the third magical adventure, Abby and Jonah find themselves splashing around with the Little Mermaid. But her story didn't have a happy ending. This time, Abby's determined to change things for the better!

Run Ride Sink or Swim

Author : Lucy Fry
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At the age of thirty-one, Lucy Fry was pretty certain she knew her limits. And here's how she felt about the component parts of triathlon: swimming - fairly terrifying, especially in open water. Cycling - brilliant when done on a stationery bike, indoors. Running - sometimes fantastic, sometimes hideous. But as increasing numbers of her female friends continued to sign up to tri, Lucy couldn't help wondering: what was it about this exhausting pursuit that women seemed to find so magical, so transformative? The time had come to find out. Over one year, five triathlons and hundreds of training hours, Lucy uncovers the ins and outs of women's triathlon: how to wear a sports bra under a wetsuit, the competition and camaraderie, whether getting over 'jelly legs' makes you a more resilient human being - and finds that maybe she doesn't know her limits after all... Funny, warm and engaging, Run, Ride, Sink or Swim is for both the tri-curious and the dedicated tri-hard, and for any woman looking for inspiration to make the transition from sofa to start line.

Skillful Swimming

Author : Ann Avery Smith
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Leave The Dishes In The Sink

Author : Alison Thorne
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She has deep personal roots in the politically conservative and predominantly Mormon culture in Utah and the West and worked well with people having varied perspectives and agendas, establishing effective connections and networks in seemingly hostile contexts. Her election to the local school board and appointment by governors from both parties, eventually as chair, to the statewide Governor's Committee on the Status of Women demonstrated this."--BOOK JACKET.

Sink Or Swim

Author : Megan Marie Reiffenberger
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Brody Hayes is one of the best professional swimmers in America. He has it all - looks, talent, money, and the ability to pick up any lady he wants. He's living the dream. Until one day, a new swimmer joins his team and turns his world upside down. Suddenly, she's all he can think about. The only problem? She's the first girl he's met who won't even give him the time of day. Charlotte - "Charlie" - Price is brand new to the professional swimming world, and she is excited to show the world what she's got up her sleeve. She's there to work hard and give it her all, and she doesn't need any distractions - not even from cute boys. She resists at first, but Brody is relentless, and soon she starts to let down her walls and let him in. However, events from Brody's past start bleeding into present day, and somehow, he manages to get himself and Charlie into a mess that not even he can charm his way out of. Can their relationship stand the ultimate test? And can they make it through without putting their careers - and their lives - at risk?

Develop Your Psychic Skills

Author : Enid Hoffman
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Develop Your Psychic Skills gives you a broad overview of the whole field of psychic experiences. The exercises and practices given in this book are enjoyable and easy to do. Use them to strengthen and focus your own natural abilities and turn them into precise, coordinated skills. You'll be amazed at the changed that begin to happen in your life as you activate the right hemisphere of your brain; the intuitive, creative, psychic half which has been so seldom used for so long.

Swimming in Trees

Author : Maria Katzenbach
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"Swimming in Trees" is a powerful, hallucinatory, magnificently woman-centered story about rising from the ashes to celebrate the creative life-loving force in all women.

River Duel

Author : Adrien Stoutenburg
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Brig Wheeler tries to catch the biggest catfish in Iowa's Wanata River and the sport of fishing is unexpectedly combined with a mystery.