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Beard, Amanda.

Summary: "In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proven to be her greatest victory"--Container. A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse in spite of her successful...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 797.2109 BEARD, AMANDA Bea
1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 797.2 BEARD, AMANDA Bea

Franklin, Missy

Summary: "What does it take to become a champion? Gold medalist Missy Franklin, along with her parents, D.A. and Dick, tell the inspirational and heartwarming story of how Missy became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family. The word relentless has many meanings for swimmer Missy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DUTTON D 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRANKLIN, MISSY FRA

Stout, Glenn

Summary: In 1926, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of the world when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Stout offers the dramatic and inspiring story of Ederle's pursuit of a goal no one believed possible, and the price she paid.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EDERLE, GERTRUDE STO

Beard, Amanda

Summary: In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BEARD, AMANDA BEA

Nyad, Diana.

Summary: On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across this stretch of shark-infested waters, and she spoke them to the crowd in her moment of final triumph.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 NYA

Cox, Lynne

Summary: This story is of a miraculous ocean encounter that happened to the author when she was seventeen and in training for a big swim (she had already swum the English Channel, twice, and the Catalina Channel).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. A. Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 797.2 COX

Phelps, Michael

Contents: Perseverance: the 400 individual medley -- Belief: the 400 free relay -- Redemption: the 200 freestyle -- Determination: the 200 fly -- Confidence: the 800 free relay -- Courage: the 200 individual medley -- Will: the 100 fly -- Commitment: the medley relay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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Snyder, Brad

Summary: The inspiring story of Brad Snyder's journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan where he was blinded to winning Paralympic gold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SNYDER, BRAD SNY

Lajiness, Katie

Summary: "Meet Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky! Ledecky's life story is examined from her childhood in Maryland where she began swimming at age six, to three US Junior Championships. Learn about Ledecky's Olympic career in the London and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which she won five gold and one silver medals."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LED

Legler, Casey

Summary: "I swim for every chance to get wasted--after every meet, every weekend, every travel trip. This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one: the burn of it down my throat, to my soul curled up in my lungs, the sharpest pain all over it--it seizes and stretches, becoming alive again, and is the only thing that makes sense." At fifteen, Casey Legler is already one of the fastest swimmers in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEGLER, CASEY LEG

Nyad, Diana.

Summary: "On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the shores of Key West after completing a 110 mile, 53 hour, record-breaking swim through shark-infested waters from Cuba to Florida. Her memoir shows why, at 64 she was able to achieve whatshe couldn't at 30 and how her repeated failures contributed to her success"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NYAD, DIANA NYA

Lajiness, Katie

Summary: "Meet Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps! Phelps's life story is examined from his childhood in Maryland where he began swimming at age eleven on his way to five world championships. Learn about Phelps's Olympic career in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won 23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PHE

Cox, Lynne

Summary: A memoir from the open-water swimmer in which "we see Cox finding her way, writing about her transformative journey back toward health, and slowly moving toward the one aspect of her life that meant everything to her--freedom, mastery, transcendence--back to open waters, and the surprise that she never saw coming: falling in love"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COX, LYNNE COX

Schwartz, Heather E

Summary: Introduces the life of swimmer Simone Manuel, from her childhood to her greatest accomplishments in her sport.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAN

Adler, David A.

Summary: Describes the life and accomplishments of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel and a figure in the early women's rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 EDE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Adler

Cox, Lynne

Summary: At age fourteen, she swam twenty-six miles from Catalina Island to the California mainland. At ages fifteen and sixteen, she broke the men's and women's world records for swimming the English Channel-a thirty-three-mile crossing in nine hours, thirty-six minutes. At eighteen, she swam the twenty-mile Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand, was caught on a massive swell,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COX, LYNNE COX

Sheen, Barbara.

Summary: Profiles the life and career of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PHE