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"It's a meditative act," they said. But it's far from meditative for Alexandra Heminsley when yet another wave slams into her face. It's survival. When she laced up her shoes in Running Like a Girl, all she had to do to become a runner was to get out there and run. But swimming is something else entirely. The water is all-consuming, confusing her every move, sabotaging every breath. Determined, Alexandra will learn to adapt, find new strengths, and learn to work with the water. She does not want to stand on the beach looking at the sea any longer. She wants to leap in. In doing so she will learn not just how to accept herself but how to accept what lies beyond. Soon she will be able to see water anywhere in the world and sense not fear but adventure. She will dive into water as she hopes to dive into life. And it has nothing to do with being "sporty" or being the correct shape for a swimsuit.

©2017 Alexandra Heminsley (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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A wealth of knowledge with a side of humor!

This is a fantastic book for those looking to get their feet wet swimming, open water or in the pool. Heminsley is witty, fun and enthusiastic about the sport; a most enjoyable listen.

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Excellent swimmer's read!

Awesome book! I love the honesty and variety presented by Alexandra. the true swimers nature, feelings, emotions, hard work, and most importantly love of swimming. Great voice and quirkiness; good to know advice and overall informational. I really enjoyed listening to the book. A.H. has a great talent for smooth flow presenting, her love of swimming is evident in here. Greateful that I came across this book. Looking forward to checking out her running book.

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Great Listen!

Heminsley does an excellent job of addressing any fears or concerns about getting started. She has a wonderful sense of humor and informative.