Swimming The Light

Author: Robert L. Mccormack
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781497442740
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Since before the turn of the twentieth century, ocean swimmers have had aspirations of "Swimming the Light." The route chosen by these early adventurers, and dreamers, went from the bridges in Charlestown to the Boston Light, on Little Brewster Island, in the outer Boston Harbor, a distance of twelve miles. In 1907, a Boston Light Swim Race was inaugurated. Of the twenty-seven swimmers who dove in at the Warren Bridge in Charlestown that year, not one succeeded in touching the shore of Little Brewster Island. The very first known, and documented, swimmer to succeed in reaching Boston Light from Charlestown was Alois Anderle, in the Boston Light Swim Race of 1909. Anderle was 40 years old and a native of Austria, then living in New York City. His time was 5 hours, 40 minutes. Once other swimmers learned from Anderle's success that this marathon swim was possible, others followed with successful swims to Boston Light. Even though victory became more common after 1909, however, most of the contestants still failed to stay the whole course. In fact, of 435 starters of the Boston Light Swim Races between 1907 and 1941, 363 failed to reach the Light, most defeated by the cold and choppy water, and the seemingly endless distance involved. This book covers the Boston Light Swim Races for the years 1907 through 1941. After the race in 1941, the event was shut down for the duration of the war. Even though World War Two ended in 1945, the swim was not restarted until 1976, when Boston marathon swimmer, Jim Doty, took it upon himself to reorganize it. The Boston Light Swim Race continues, alive and well, to the present day. The percentage of contestants finishing the grind nowadays is much higher than that of the early era. This may be attributed to several factors, not the least of which is the shortening of the course to eight miles. Other factors may include: a greater knowledge of tides, currents and other conditions; the evolution of more efficient swimming styles and strokes. The swim is considered an excellent test for the aspiring English Channel swimmer. The conditions of both swims are similar, with cold and choppy water. The two main differences are the shorter distance, and the scarcity of stinging jellyfish in the Boston swim. Nevertheless, many swimmers have based their decision to make the trip to England upon their experience in the Boston Light Swim. Neither swim is a test for the faint of heart, and the simple attempt at either one is, in itself, a significant measure of success.

Swimming Toward The Light

Author: Joan Clark
Editor: Fredericton, NB : Goose Lane Editions
ISBN: 9780864923462
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The thirteen linked stories in Joan Clark's Swimming Toward the Light are like a spectrum of bright colours refracted into a clear white beam. Layer by layer, they reveal the life of Madge Murray, from her childhood in wartime Nova Scotia and her youth in New Brunswick, to her defiance as a young divorcee and her continuing quest as a West Coast artist. Always, Madge struggles to live in peace, dependent by instinct but pulled towards independence by her circumstances and the discovery of her own creativity. Decent, fallible, and startlingly complex, Madge's family, from her distant ancestors to her grown children, shares her own tangled nature. In Swimming Toward the Light, Clark portrays a determined girl growing into a strong woman who faces violence and misery head-on. Some stories, such as "Luna Moths," contain passages of lyrical beauty, and others, including "War Stories" and "The Train Family," are rich with the poignancy that comes with delayed understanding.

Swimming Into The Light

Author: Carolyn Marie Souaid
Editor: Signature Editions
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Swimming into the Light is a sequence of poems charting a woman's struggle with infertility and her entry into motherhood through the back door of international adoption. The book traces these events in a connected narrative, from her frustration and despair over infertility to the uncertainty of international adoption and rescuing a new life from a war-torn country, and finally to the quiet reflections on motherhood. Shortlisted for the QSPELL A.M. Klein Poetry award, Swimming into the Light has recently been translated into French and published by Écrits des Forges as La fille au bord de l'eau.

The Swimming Baths Of London

Author: Robert Ellis Dudgeon
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Geological Survey Circular

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Calisthenics And Light Gymnastics For Home And School

Author: Alfred M. A. Beale
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Greatest Challenges Of Swimming Pool Care

Author: John Smiley
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329743881
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Your Swimming Pool is the most rejuvenating place, if it is neat, clean, and well maintained, but then, if it is poorly maintained, lousy, and unhygienic, it laterally becomes pool of problems. Your swimming pool’s problems are nothing, but result of your negligence and carelessness. If not all, the most of your swimming pool problems are result of inadequate swimming pool and water maintenance. Discover everything you need to know by grabbing a copy of this ebook today.

Swimming

Author: Archibald Sinclair
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Swimming Pool Data And Reference Annual

Author: Earl K. Collins
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Light

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Swimming Pool Management Manual

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The Outdoor Swimming Pool

Author: Conference for National Cooperation in Aquatics
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Tiled Swimming Pools

Author: Associated Tile Manufacturers (Beaver Falls, Pa.)
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Index Of Patents Issued From The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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Swimming Against The Tide

Author: Clarence Buford Carson
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Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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Detailing Light

Author: Jean Gorman
Editor: Watson-Guptill Publications
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In this overview of lighting design, a variety of architectural spaces are profiled to show lighting that meets highly specific demands.