By way of an overview, the book looks at the who, why, what, and how of English Channel swimming - with a focus on the why & who as seen through the eyes of an average swimmer. I interviewed dozens of people in Channel swimming for their stories and wove them into a storyline that paints a snapshot of our sport for those interested. The book includes chapters or stories about dozens of people in our sport, many of whom are well-known to the community - swimmers, pilots, crew, beach crew, supporters, coaches and others. This is a facet of ‘In Cold Water’ about which I’m quite proud, I must admit. I wrote ‘In Cold Water’ because I’m a writer and I wanted to paint a picture of our sport – alternatively, I didn’t write the book because I’m a Channel swimmer; because I’m not yet. I’ve made four attempts at the Channel, and am scheduled again for 2015, but I haven’t yet conquered my demons that have frustrated my attempts. So…if you’re interested in understanding the what, why, how, the flavor of our sport and an average swimmer’s experiences, I think you’d enjoy my book. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped me with this book. I love our sport and the help I received in the development of this book is an illustration of why – because our community is warm & wonderful.
malinaka said:If anyone is thinking of reading The Great Swim by Gavin Mortimer (which everyone should), I've come across a spare copy. It will be mailed to whomever claims it first, free of charge, no strings. Claimed 2 Dec 2013
If anyone is thinking of reading The Great Swim by Gavin Mortimer (which everyone should), I've come across a spare copy. It will be mailed to whomever claims it first, free of charge, no strings. Claimed 2 Dec 2013
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