What are the best books that feature swimming?

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    #1Swimming Studies

    Swimming Studies
    Swimming Studies is an autobiography book that features swimming as a sport written by Leanne Shapton and was published on July 5, 2012 by Blue Rider Press. It follows the training period of a swimmer as she reaches her goals.

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    Lucía Carbajal
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Swimming and reading are two of my favorite hobbies. It is even better when I can combine them. This book has both. It is an autobiography that tells the story of Leanne Shapton and her swimming journey."
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    #2Bliss, Remembered

    Bliss, Remembered
    Bliss, Remembered is a historical fiction book written by Frank Deford that features swimming as a sport. It was published on July 8, 2010 by The Overlook Press. Set in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, it follows the character of Sydney.

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    Devansh Jindal
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "For those of you who are fans of swimming books, then you will definitely want to pick up Bliss, Remembered. You will follow Sydney on a quest for glory. Go back in time to the 1936 Berlin Olympics and watch history unfold. Get this book today!"
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    #3Swim to Me

    Swim to Me
    Swim to Me is a historical fiction book catered to adults written by Betsy Carter and was published on August 1, 2007 by Algonquin Books. It follows the story of Delores Walker as she heads for Florida.

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    Martha Solís
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I think this book is a great look at a coming of age story. A lot of people struggle as they are growing up and this girl tries to take what she has gone through and not let it ruin her dreams. She decides instead to run away and join up with people who turn being mermaids into an art form."
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    #4Swimming Across the Hudson

    Swimming Across the Hudson
    Swimming Across the Hudson is a family-themed fiction book written by Joshua Henkin that was published on April 14, 1997 by Putnam Adult. It follows the story of Ben Suskind and his struggle to finding his biological mother.

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    Ajay Rangan
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Swimming Across the Hudson takes place in San Francisco, Ben Suskind cannot believe he gets a letter from a woman claiming to be his mother. Ben then starts out on a long journey to seek the truth. "
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    Aquamarine is an LGBT-themed fiction book for queers and lesbians written by Carol Anshaw and was published on November 14, 1997 by Mariner Books. It follows the story of Hailey and Claire as they learn life together.

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    Aaron Berry
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The linked solution (book) "Aquamarine" is written by Alice Hoffman and tells the story of Hailey and Claire, however the book Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw is a fiction novel about an Olympic swimmer, Jesse Austin, who lost the gold in the Mexico City Games and how that changed her. Jesse is 17 years old and is faced with crucial decisions and 3 possible paths for how things could have went. It is a good read and well writtten by the Author Carol Anshaw."
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    Maia is a historical science fiction and historical book written by Richard Adams and was published on September 27, 1984 by Viking Press. It follows the story of a young peasant girl named Maia.

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    Marie Robinson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This book features Maia who is an expert swimmer. She knows how to navigate rivers."
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    #7Out of Synch

    Out of Synch
    Out of Synch is a book that features sports and games written by Warren Firschein and was published in 2015 by Chapter Two Press. It follows the story of a 13-year-old Katie Philips as she reaches her dreams.

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    Kevin Patterson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Out of Synch is a great sports book and inspirational story of overcoming challenges. Katie is truly remarkable and it's fun to follow her journey. This is a great book for anyone interested in swimming."
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    #8A Superior Death (Anna Pigeon)

    A Superior Death (Anna Pigeon)

    A Superior Death (Anna Pigeon) is a mystery-crime thriller fiction book written by Nevada Barr that was published on September 1, 2003 by Berkley Books. It follows the story of Ranger Pigeon in a cold remote island.


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    #9The White Seal

    The White Seal

    The White Seal is a classic fiction children's book written by Rudyard Kipling that was published on February 15, 2006 by Ideals Publications. It follows the story of Kotec, an adorable baby white seal.


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    Janice Harvey
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This book not only motivates kids to become interested in story telling it teaches them how to read.This book is entertaining it contains adorable pictures of animals and it will also teach kids to love animals."
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    Swimmer is a literary fiction book written by Bill Broady that was published on January 1, 2000 by Flamingo. It follows the story of a girl who grows up to be a world-class swimmer.

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    Joshua Ray
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "There are novels that you have to read and then there are novels that are must read, this is one of them that you cannot pass up. The story line to me is just perfect. I would not call it a story line if that. Its more of a diary of a swimmer but i just love the book . "


Best What are the best books that feature swimming
1Swimming StudiesBooks 20 Paid
2Bliss, RememberedBooks 18 Paid
3Swim to MeBooks 17 Paid
4Swimming Across the HudsonBooks 16 Paid
5AquamarineBooks 15 Paid
6MaiaBooks 14 Paid
7Out of SynchBooks 13 Paid
8A Superior Death (Anna Pigeon)Books 11 Paid
9The White SealBooks 10 Paid
10SwimmerBooks 8 Paid

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