A spectacular debut about the rise of an Olympic champion - a novel about competition, obsession, the hunger for victory, and a young girl with an unsinkable spirit struggling to stay afloat in the only way she can.
For Pip, swimming is a necessity. With a hopeless mother, a drug-addled sister, and a best friend more interested in her own love life than in friendship, swimming provides a welcome escape. But as Olympic stardom beckons, Pip must decide whether her future lies in water or on land. Swimming is a novel about growing up,about talent, and about having what it takes to survive.