Okay, there's nothing spectacular about swimming ten days in a row unless it's down the Hudson River from Albany to the Battery and the record is held by a DOG. What to do but take $10,000 out of the bank, book a boat, and start stroking! Along the way, swimmer Skip Storch confronts confounding tides, adverse weather, alcoholic support crews, invasive fauna, mechanical failures, financial woes, physical exhaustion but sees a successful swim strategy emerge. Never mind that the physical therapist is a lesbian and every guy on the swim wants to fix her, the drunken captain moons her when he's not singing songs from the sixties on the bow of his boat, and the swim director completely screws up the first swim. It's a play. A long play; one might even say an epic play for it was an epic swim. It was a beautiful swim that saw a daily swims at sunrise and sunset against a backdrop of the beautiful Hudson River valley where the legions of boaters and their communities applauded his efforts. Readers will find an insight into the working of a staged swim that will allow them to join vicariously in the journey or wish they had; break out your Speedos!
Author: Timothy M. Johnson
Publisher: Captains Engineerings
Category: Performing Arts
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