If you've ever been involved with competitive swimming, then this is "must read" book for you. It will not only bring back memories for your but it will also refresh your memory of life lessons you learned through your swimming participation; life lessons you have been able to apply to living Beyond The Pool. It will also remind you of other lessons that you forgot that you even learned.
All Mick Bogerman wanted to do was teach his little brother how to swim in the coolest swimming pool in town. He didn't ask to take care of a bunch of Sea-Monkeys while he was there. He certainly didn't mean to morph one of them into a mermaid by feeding it genetically enhanced super food. No one is more surprised than Mick when the creature starts luring unsuspecting adults into the deep end of the pool. Adults who don't resurface. Join Mick as he battles a powerful adversary: a bloodthirsty mermaid who hypnotizes with a golden gaze, shatters glass with a piercing shriek, and reveals her true menacing self by the light of a full moon.
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from the backcover: Let the mermaid re-education begin.
Toss most everything you know about mermaids right into the trash. They are not sweet girls with fish tails who sing pretty songs. They are ugly, red-scaled gorillas. They hypnotize you with their eyes and shatter glass with a shriek. But worst of the worst, they can shred you with their razor claws into bite-sized pieces. And they are always hungry. If one of them lands in your swimming pool you better read my simple steps for How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid.
Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming, the book fully explores the links between swimming and other aspects of English life society including class, education, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the sports amateur-professional divide.
Uniquely focused on swimming -often neglected in analytic sports histories- this is the first study of its kind and will be an important landmark in the establishment of swimming history as a topic of scholarly investigation.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Born in 1870s Liverpool, Catherine was the oldest of three siblings who, at the age of twelve, was parted from her brothers Billy and Alfie and forced to live in the women's quarters of the Brownlow Hill workhouse. Set against the backdrop of the bustling port of Liverpool and a once young and hopeful family, this story blends fact with fiction as it recounts their experiences of survival in this harsh and often cruel environment.
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