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Chasing Water free pdf A refreshingly unexpected athlete biography void of eye-rolling, cliched, self help propaganda bullshit. --Gary Hall, Jr., swimmer, ten-time Olympic medalist [Ervin] is the most talented swimmer I ve ever seen...He just has amazing feel for the water. He doesn t power through- he has finesse. --Natalie Coughlin, swimmer, twelve-time Olympic medalist Anthony Ervin is not only the most beautiful swimmer in the water I have ever seen, he is also one the great stories of triumph and perseverance in the midst of tremendous adversity. I am so proud to call him my friend and I know his life s challenges will inspire generations to come. --Rowdy Gaines, swimmer, three-time Olympic gold medalist The timing for "Chasing Water" couldn t be better. The 2016 Olympics approach as the surge of national interest in swimming grows, and with it a desire to be captivated by its stars. This book tells the dramatic, surprising, and sometimes provocative path that Anthony Ervin has taken to become one of those captivating Olympic heroes. Ervin won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic games at the age of nineteen. He is an athlete branded with a slew of titles including being the first US Olympic swimmer of African American descent, along with Jewish heritage, who also grew up with Tourette s syndrome. He shocked the sporting world by retiring soon after claiming two world titles following the 2000 Olympics. Auctioning off his gold medal for charity, he set off on a part-spiritual quest, part self-destructive bender that involved Zen temples, fast motorcycles, tattoo parlors, and rock n roll bands. But Ervin resurfaced in 2012 to not only make the US Olympic team twelve years after his first appearance, but to continue his career by swimming faster than ever before, and faster than anyone else. Ervin is currently training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Anthony Ervin is an Olympic gold medalist unlike anyone the world has ever seen. Currently one of the fastest American swimmers, Ervin claimed the 2014 national title in the men s fifty-meter freestyle while also being the oldest athlete competing at the meet. Constantine Markides is a New Yorkbased swim trainer and former correspondent for the international daily newspaper "Cyprus Mail." In covering the 2006 Lebanon War, he worked with CNN s Anderson Cooper and was also featured on CBC and NPR s "Marketplace." His essays and fiction have been published in various magazines and journals, including "Rolling Stone." A high school state champion swimmer, Markides also swam for Columbia University."

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Anthony Ervin is an Olympic gold medalist unlike anyone the world has ever seen. Currently the fastest American swimmer in America, claiming the most recent national title in the Men s 50 Meter Freestyle, Ervin did so while also being the oldest athlete competing at the meet. Initially winning gold at the 2000 Sydney games at the age of nineteen, an athlete branded with a slew of titles ranging from the first US Olympic swimmer of African American descent, along with Jewish heritage and growing up with Tourette s Syndrome, Ervin shocked the sporting world by retiring soon after claiming two World titles following the Olympics as a young man. Ervin resurfaced in 2012 to not only make the Olympics twelve years after his first appearance, but to continue his career, swimming faster than ever, as well as faster than anyone else. Constantine Markides is a NYC-based swim trainer and former correspondent for the international daily newspaper "Cyprus Mail." Constantine Markides has reported from over a dozen countries on four continents. In covering the 2006 Lebanon War, he worked with CNN s Anderson Cooper and was also featured on CBC and NPR s Marketplace. His essays and fiction have been published in various magazines and journals, including "Rolling Stone." He was a contributing author to "The Big Book of Social Media" about his experience founding and hosting the online literary reality show "Fourth Fiction" and was a featured speaker at Twitter conferences at the Harvard Club and at MoCADA. A high school state champion swimmer, Constantine swam for Columbia University, from which he graduated cum laude in philosophy. He holds a Masters in English with thesis distinction from University College London, where he was a Chevening Scholar. He now coaches on the side some of the top age group swimmers in the country for the Manhattan Makos swim team."

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Author : Anthony Ervin
Publisher : Edge of Sports
Data Published :
ISBN : 1617754447
EAN : 9781617754449
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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