December 22, 2005

swimming to antarctica

book cover artswimming to antarctica
by lynne cox

Several years ago I watched a tv special about a woman who was swimming in the ocean around Antarctica. It was fascinating enough to keep me occupied; and, since stumbling onto her book of open-water swimming adventures, I'd have to say the same holds true of the book. A bit of an elementary writing style, at times, but overall, this book is a fun read about a woman who swam from Catalina Island to the California mainland when she was 14, the frickin' English Channel when she was 15, and in all sorts of other crazy places - including the Bering Strait!
posted by julie at December 22, 2005 11:57 AM


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