Swimming & diving

    Strokes of Genius

    By Eric Chaline

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    In this first comprehensive history of human swimming, Eric Chaline surveys swimming in all its variety and richness, from prehistory to the present day.

    One Breath

    By Adam Skolnick

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    'You can't lie to the water' It takes absolute calm to reach maximum depth


    By Jenny Landreth

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    Darkness Beckons

    By Martyn Farr

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    Martyn Farr's The Darkness Beckons charts the history and development of cave diving, from early expeditions in France in the late nineteenth century, through to cutting-edge dives across the globe. This new 2017 edition has been fully updated and features over 400 photographs and illustrations, and a foreword by American...

    Find a Way

    By Diana Nyad

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    The ultimate sporting memoir from the world's greatest ultra-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad.


    By Joe Minihane

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    A brave, moving and inspirational story of wild swimming and succeeding against all odds

    Swimming Drill Book

    By Ruben Guzman

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    The best-selling drill book in the sport is now updated, expanded, and improved. More than 175 drills, accompanied by detailed illustrations, will help coaches and swimmers master every skill. Drills for strokes, starts, turns, and finishes, as well as for buoyancy and body balance, breathing and kicking, and sculling, are...

    Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

    By Tessa Wardley

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    The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living.

    Hell and High Water

    By Sean Conway

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    That would be embarrassing.'In June 2013 Sean Conway set out from Land's End in his bid to be the first person to swim the length of Britain. When there were problems with the support boat, Sean and his crew met many kindly people who were willing to come to their...

    Leap In

    By Alexandra Heminsley

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    'Remarkable' Observer'A joy to read' Daily Telegraph'Soaringly beautiful' Sunday Times Magazine'Genuine and persuasive' GuardianAlexandra Heminsley thought she could swim.

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