the Water by Glenda Carroll
mystery set in the competitive world of open
Meet Trisha Carson -- No money, no man,
Trisha thinks she is a
witness to an accidental drowning at an
open water swim. What else can it be? An
elite athlete doesn't sprint away from
the pack, stop, never to move again. But
then, a week later, another swimmer
known more for her beauty than athletic
ability drives her car off a 20-foot
cliff into the Pacific Ocean. Only
Trisha believes the accidents aren't so
accidental. Naively she asks too many
questions to precisely the wrong people.
Her suspicions are dismissed by friends
and family. But her inquiries continue
and lead to an expanding web of
intrigue, revenge and danger.
A woman's portrait of courage and tenacity. More people have been in outer space than have swum the English Channel. Find out how (better yet why) she did it. Since 1875, when Captain Matthew Webb became the first person successfully to swim the English Channel, more people have been in outer space than have duplicated his feat.
On July 29, 1994, Marcia Cleveland became the 445th person to swim the English Channel. This is the story behind the swim: the process, the preparation, and the training. Discover what motivated Marcia to swim the 23-mile Strait of Dover where the summer water temperature averages only 60
Young Woman & the Sea
How Trudy Ederle conquered the English
Channel and Inspired the World
By Glenn Stout
book depicts in depth Trudy Ederle’s record breaking
channel crossing in 1926. In addition to covering the
epic event, Glenn Stout weaves historical information
about Ederle’s family, the sport of swimming and New
York City to immerse the reader in the time and place
where Ederle lived, trained and swam. This builds a
complete picture of her achievement and impact upon
swimming and women’s athletics in the early 20th
By Penny Lee
This book serves as a complete manual for
this demanding form of swimming. It covers training
programs (both mental and physical), navigation, safety,
and communicating with coaches.
contains information for all levels of open water
swimmers, from the novice triathlete to seasoned swimmers
training for races 10 miles and up.
Wind, Waves, and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon
This book chronicles marathon swimming,
from Matthew Webb’s first successful swim across the
Channel in 1875 through the mid 1970’s. Conrad Wennerberg
introduces the fascinating, obsessed characters who pit
themselves against the elements and against the limits of
Marathon swimming – from the famous
crossings of the English Channel to obscure but harrowing
races such as crossing Lake Michigan and swimming the
Straits of Juan de Fuca-is a fascinating subculture of the
sport of swimming.
Swimming to Antarctica
by Lynne Cox
Lynne Cox started
swimming almost as soon as she could walk. By age sixteen,
she had broken all records for swimming the English
Channel. Her daring eventually led her to the Bering
Strait, where she swam five miles in thirty-eight-degree
water in just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. In between
those accomplishments, she became the first to swim the
Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off
the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the
twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. She
even swam a mile in the Antarctic.
Lynne writes the same way
she swims, with indefatigable spirit and joy, and shares
the beauty of her time in the water with a poet's eye for
detail. She has accomplished yet another feat--writing a
new classic of sports memoir.
History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming
By Capt Tim Johnson, P.E.
"This book is devoted to the history of
past swims and swimmers. What has gone before is
ours to discover an learn from. With this knowledge
will come better swims and swimmers."
I have not read a more complete record of
open water swims. It also discusses and explains
current and tidal influences and how to properly use the
There is also a chapter on bogus swims
including detailed information on Suzy Maroney's Cuba swim
and reasons it cannot be accepted as legitimate.
Proper cage construction and usage to eliminate draft is