Leap In : A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim EPUB
'A joy to read' Daily Telegraph
'Soaringly beautiful' Sunday Times Magazine
'Genuine and persuasive' Guardian
Alexandra Heminsley thought she could swim. She really did.
It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim; or perhaps because she only ever did ten minutes of breaststroke at a time. But, as she learned one day while flailing around in the sea, she really couldn t.
Believing that a life lived fully isn t one with the most money earned, the most stuff bought or the most races won, but one with the most experiences, experienced the most fully, she decided to conquer her fear of the water.
From the ignominy of getting into a wetsuit to the triumph of swimming from Kefalonia to Ithaca, in becoming a swimmer, Alexandra learns to appreciate her body and still her mind. As it turns out, the water is never as frightening once you're in, and really, everything is better when you remember to exhale.
What Hemmo's readers are saying:
This book is funny, engaging, entertaining, informative, suspenseful, motivating, and inspiring... I've never read anything quite like it
Nina on Goodreads, 5 stars
Just like Running Like a Girl, this was an absolute joy to read. A beautifully written story of swimming, family and being a woman
Violet on Amazon, 5 stars
Fantastic book Entertaining often laugh-out-loud funny and full of really useful advice
J. Edwards on Amazon, 5 stars
A fabulous book that s beautifully written
Nik on Goodreads, 5 stars
I can't recommend this book enough! I absolutely love Alexandra Heminsley's writing, her attitude towards exercise and her passion for swimming
Sarah on Goodreads, 5 stars
an inspirational and encouraging read
Stephanie on Goodreads, 5 stars
the author s enthusiasm is contagious one cannot help but yearn to join in. A thoroughly inspiring book with a likeable narrator unafraid to share her personal life
Eleanor on Goodreads, 5 stars
This is a delightful book, a pleasure to read Unbelievably well written, it flows like the water she loves
Bobby on Amazon, 5 stars
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