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The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water by [Congdon, Lisa]

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The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water Kindle Edition

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Length: 144 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
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"A loving homage to aquatic bliss." --Brain Pickings

"This jam-packed paperback, as beautiful as it is informative, deserves a spot on every swimming lover's coffee table. Congdon's wild water colors splash across cheery illustrated spreads accentuated by hand-detailed literary quotes about water.... One can't help but feel revitalized after being immersed in Lisa Congdon's Joy." --Swimming World

"It's hard not to smile when flipping through The Joy of Swimming. The bright, cheerful colors and playful illustrations in this slim softcover book capture the feeling of splashing in the pool on a sunny summer's day." --Swimmer Magazine

"For a summer read that goes down like a cool drink of H2O, thumb through The Joy of Swimming by Lisa Congdon. Congdon's pretty illustrations (watercolors, no less) bring to life vignettes of everyday swimmers, the science of swimming, a visual history of women's swimsuits, fun facts about freestyle, and more. You'll be inspired not only to page-turn poolside, but also to dive right in." --Shape

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From Lisa Congdon, bestselling author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this lovely new book invites readers to dip into the many joys of swimming. Congdon brings her personal passion as a lifelong swimmer to this beautiful and thoughtful celebration of getting in the water. Hand-lettered inspirational quotes, watercolor portraits paired with real people's personal stories, illustrated collections of vintage objects—colorful swim caps, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs—and much more evoke the beauty and inspiration of the subject. An emphasis on swimming as a way of life—taking the leap, going with the flow—makes this delightful volume one that will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering their next high dive.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 38109 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (19 April 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #839,200 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Little Miss Fun
3.0 out of 5 stars This is Motivating Me to Swim Again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great gift for people who love swimming!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for the artsy swimmer
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Joy!
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