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by Conrad Wennerberg

eBook Wind, Waves, and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming epub
  • ISBN: 1558216154
  • Author: Conrad Wennerberg
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Water Sports
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books; 1st edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 348 pages
  • ePUB size: 1111 kb
  • FB2 size 1713 kb
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An inspiring history of marathon swimming, of interest to all endurance athletes. by Conrad Wennerberg (Author).

An inspiring history of marathon swimming, of interest to all endurance athletes.

Wennerberg, Conrad (1999). Wind, Waves, and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming. ISBN 978-1-55821-615-0. Dan Levin (5 August 1974). Settling Down To A Dog-tired Paddle. Honourees Archived 2012-10-02 at the Wayback Machine. Schans is congratulated in water by his wife after a competition in 1970.

In 1959, he switched to marathon swimming and became the second Dutchman to cross the English Channel, with . Wennerberg, Conrad (1999).

In 1959, he switched to marathon swimming and became the second Dutchman to cross the English Channel, with a time of 12h49. Later in the 1960s he dominated the world marathon swimming. For three years after 1964, when the point system was introduced, he was ranked world number two, after Abo Heif. His clean sweep of the Around-the-Island Marathon Swim in 1960–1964 brought the organizers to a problem that spectators lost interest in the race  .

Wind, Waves and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming is one of the most definitive works on marathon swimming. Authored by Conrad Wennerberg, the Chairman Emeritus of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, the book covers many aspects of long distance swimming with a particular emphasis on professional marathon swimmers and many of the most famous marathon swims from the 1920's to the 1960's.

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Either way, Conrad Wennerberg‘s authoritative book, Winds, Waves and Sunburn – A Brief History of Marathon Swimming, remains an outstanding work of historical information and individual inspiration. Wennerberg was the Chairman Emeritus of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame who extensively documented professional marathon swimming, particularly between the 1950s and 1970s. Winds, Waves and Sunburn, first published in 1974, includes the colorful history of swims in the English Channel and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with explanations of the mindset and physical obstacles overcome by some of the most accomplished marathon swimmers in history.

Wind, waves, and sunburn. a brief history of marathon swimming. 1st Breakaway Books ed. by Conrad A. Wennerberg. Published 1997 by Breakaway Books in New York.

An inspiring history of marathon swimming, of interest to all endurance athletes.
Comments: (7)
Ienekan
I was impressed with how big a sport open water swimming was in the recent past. Excellent chronicle of the early days. It reads dated now, but the content is still fascinating.
Golden Lama
I have read this book three times and have enjoyed it immensely. I am an avid swimmer and enjoy Conrad's thorough history of open water swimming. He gives his own personal insight on the sport, which is a nice touch. I would recommend this book to anyone whether a swimmer or not, but whoever has an adventuresome heart!
Tejora
A bit out of date but priceless because there are few books on open water marathon swimming.
Fani
A great history......!
Fordredor
The original copy of this book was released in the early 70s, and politically-correct readers probably won't warm to his outdated language (esp. in referring to female swimmers). But if you can forgive the author by remembering when it was written, Wennerberg excels at describing in detail what these swimmers went through to accomplish feats like the English Channel, Lake Michigan, etc. He makes you feel as if you're swimming right along with these pioneers of long-distance swimming in the 1950s and 60s as they stroke across some famous bodies of water, all before the advent of modern wetsuits and goggles!
Obviously, Wennerberg does not mention any swims after the early 1970s (except in the afterwards of the 1997 edition), but being a rather young open-water swimmer, I really enjoyed reading about the brave men & women who paved the way for those of us who enjoy open-water swimming today.
Cashoutmaster
This book is very well written although a little outdated (references to women, training methods,stroke technique,the virtue of fat). I thought I knew a few things about the history of swimming but this book took me into a new dimension. Out of the pool and into the wilds. I never heard of most of the open water swimmers mentioned by the author. Most of the races as well. The author ends his book around 1970 so I am now naturally wondering:

a. What has happened to the heroes of the story after that year?

b. How has the sport developed?

c. Is the author still alive?
Moonworm
At first I wasn't sure whether i'd like this book despite being a competetive swimmer myself. The title sounded pretenscious and overblown. However... reading this bookk gave me an incredible insight into the world of marathon swimming. It is a mix of scientific knowhow (ideal for anyone planning a triathlon style swim) and amazing anecdotes from the author who manages to combine incredible feats with his own cool and stylish panache. In fact it's what one would expect if Kerouac had gone into sports writing instead of travel writing. All in all, i can thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, even non-swimmers, for it's easy mix of anecdotes and stylish sports writing.
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