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Author Cox, Lynne, 1957-

Title Open water swimming manual : an expert's survival guide for triathletes and open water swimmers / Lynne Cox.

Publisher New York : Vintage Books, c2013.
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Description xxii, 313 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming. Cox methodically addresses what is needed to succeed at and enjoy open water swimming, including choosing the right bathing suit and sunscreen; surviving in dangerous weather conditions, currents, and waves; confronting various marine organisms; treating ailments, such as being stung or bitten, and much more. Cox calls upon Navy SEAL training materials and instructors' knowledge of open water swimming and safety procedures to guide her research. In addition, first-hand anecdotes from SEAL specialists and stories of Cox's own experiences serve as both warnings and proper practices to adopt. "Open Water Swimming Manual" provides knowledge for all swimmers, from seasoned triathletes and expert swimmers to novices exploring open water swimming for the first time.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-303) and index.
Subject Long distance swimming -- Training.
Triathlon -- Training.
Call # 797.21071 COX
ISBN 9780345806093 (pbk.)
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