A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX
Hardcover ISBN: 0807074772
Wild meets The Boys in the Boat,a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear Ginny Gilder grew up in an era where girls mostly sat on the sidelines—as observers and cheerleaders, not competitors and champions. Raised in a family where business acumen was treasured as the ultimate trophy, she toed the line of her father’s expectations. To Gilder, that meant the pursuit of academic excellence. However, once at Yale, her operating assumptions changed nearly overnight when as a freshman in 1975 she discovered rowing. From her first strokes as a novice, Gilder found herself in a new world. At Yale, she trained with Olympic rowers and participated in the famous Title IX naked protest, which helped define the Title IX movement. Course Correction recounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport. Taking place against the backdrop of unprecedented cultural change, Gilder’s story personalizes the impact of Title IX, illustrating the life-changing lessons learned in sports but felt far beyond the athletic arena. Gilder’s journey wends its way to the Olympic podium in 1984, carries her through family tragedy, strengthens her to accept her true sexual identity, and ultimately frees her to live her life on her terms.
Deep End of the Pool Workouts
No-Impact Interval Training and Strength Exercises
Paperback ISBN: 1612436668
A guide to the hottest new trend in full-body, no-impact exercise—pool workouts where your feet never touch the bottom Whether you’re a professional athlete or general fitness enthusiast, wouldn’t you prefer a workout that’s kinder to your joints while also producing amazing results? Thanks to the higher force required to move your body against water’s resistance and the absence of any impact during the exercises, the workouts in this book do just that. By detailing proper form and technique, this handy guide makes sure you gain maximum benefit from your water workout, including greater: • SPEED• POWER• STRENGTH• FLEXIBILITY
Hardcover ISBN: 1928649319
This book is not only an autobiography of Pelizzari, but also an incredible reflection on man's constant and irrepressible urge to exceed the limits imposed on him by nature, to experience new sensations and to go deep within himself in search of a freedom that knows no boundaries.Captivating images accompany a vivid narrative of the records and adventures that defined Pelizzari's life and sporting career: from the beginnings in the pool, to the discovery of his own ability, the training, the teamwork, acquaintances with the historic figures of the underwater world – such as Mayol and Maiorca – as well as the simple folk of the seas who live their lives in contact with the water, the victories, world records, and freedives in seas all over the world, and the encounters with the magnificent sea creatures that inhabit them.Page after page, Pelizzari relives the experience of his inner journey in the depths of the sea.
The World's Best Dive Destinations
Paperback ISBN: 1623658403
Dive is a sumptuously illustrated guide to 250 of the best diving destinations the world has to offer Where can I swim with turtles? How do you get to Stingray City? What is the best time of year to dive with sharks in the Bahamas? Find out inDive. Packed with stunning pictures of marine life and ancient wrecks, insightful information about local geography and first-hand advice on unmissable dive locations, Dive fully describes over 250 sites spanning the globe--from Maria La Gorda in Cuba, to the atolls of French Polynesia. Lavishly illustrated by one of the world's leading underwater photographers and featuring information about when is best to visit, conditions and visibility underwater as well as specially commissioned maps, this aspirational guide will enable divers--seasoned and novice alike--to plan their adventures around the world with total confidence. Contents include: Northern Sulawesi, South Africa, Cayman Islands, Baja California, Red Sea, Brazil, Scapa Flow, Chuuk Lagoon and many more.
Dive Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao
Paperback ISBN: 1566567076
Real-World Scuba Accidents And How to Avoid Them
Paperback ISBN: 0071445722
One diver, after a seemingly brief period below the surface, discovers that his gas supply has run perilously low. Another, paralyzed, bobs helplessly on the surface, and when a poorly trained divemaster attempts rescue, things go from bad to worse. Two other divers, fascinated by the bountiful undersea life of the Caribbean, fail to notice that a powerful current is sweeping them rapidly away from their unattended boat. These are just a few of the true stories you’ll find in Diver Down, most of them involving diver error and resulting in serious injury or death. Each of these tales is accompanied by an in-depth analysis of what went wrong and how you can recognize, avoid, and respond to similar underwater calamities. This unique survival guide explores the gamut of diving situations, including cave and wreck diving, deep-water dives, river and drift diving, decompression sickness, and much more. It shows you how to prevent tragic mishaps through: - Inspection and maintenance of primary and secondary diving gear - Learning and following established safety protocols - Confirming the training and credentials of diving professionals - Practicing emergency responses under real-world conditions