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Leap In

Nonfiction: Autobiography & Memoir
Unabridged   6.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 07/04/2017

Leap In

A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681686820
Digital Download ISBN:9781681686837


At once inspiring, hilarious, and honest, Leap In chronicles Alexandra Heminsley's endeavor to tackle a whole new element, and the ensuing challenges and joys of open water swimming.

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Product Description

"It's a meditative act," they said. But it was far from meditative for Alexandra Heminsley when yet another wave slammed into her face. It was survival.

When she laced up her shoes in Running Like a Girl, all she had to do to become a runner was to get out there and run. But swimming was something else entirely. The water was all-consuming, confusing her every move, sabotaging every breath. Determined, Alexandra would learn to adapt, find new strengths, and learn to work with the water. She does not want to stand on the beach looking at the sea any longer. She wants to leap in.

In doing so she will learn not just how to accept herself, but how to accept what lay beyond. Soon, she will be able to see water, anywhere in the world and sense not fear but adventure. She will dive into water as she hopes to dive into life. And it has nothing to do with being "sporty" or being the correct shape for a swimsuit.

Author Bio

Alexandra Heminsley is a journalist, broadcaster, ghostwriter, and author of Running Like a Girl. She is the books editor for Elle UK and a contributor to the BBC.