rating: 3 of 5 stars
My best bet is that this book is only appreciated by hardcore swimmers. Perusing Amazon reader reviews helped to confirm my suspicion. If any non-swimmer is willing to take the plunge (pun intended) and try it out, please let me know how much you understood and appreciated. I for one loved Phelps' accounts of his races--my heart was pounding and I wanted to cheer!--but then again, I know what it means to sprint the last five meters of a race and to have your goggles fill up with water on the dive.
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