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Dryland : one woman's swim to sobriety : a memoir

Author: Nancy Stearns Bercaw
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Grand Harbor Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"For swimming champion Nancy Stearns Bercaw, the pool was a natural habitat. But on land, she could never shake the feeling of being a fish out of water. Starting at age two, Nancy devoted her life to swimming, even qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials in the fifty-meter freestyle event. But nearly two decades later, when she hung up her cap and goggles, she was confronted with a different kind of challenge:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Nancy Stearns Bercaw; Nancy Stearns Bercaw; Nancy Stearns Bercaw
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Stearns Bercaw
ISBN: 9781503942950 1503942953
OCLC Number: 963359655
Description: 242 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Nancy Stearns Berca.

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"For swimming champion Nancy Stearns Bercaw, the pool was a natural habitat. But on land, she could never shake the feeling of being a fish out of water. Starting at age two, Nancy devoted her life to swimming, even qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials in the fifty-meter freestyle event. But nearly two decades later, when she hung up her cap and goggles, she was confronted with a different kind of challenge: learning who she was out of the lanes. In this honest, intimate memoir, Nancy reflects on her years wandering the globe, where tragic events and a lost sense of self escalate her dependence on booze. Thirty-three years after her first sip of alcohol, the swimmer comes to a stunning realization while living with her husband and son in Abu Dhabi--she's drowning in the desert. Nancy looks to the Bedouin people for the strength to conquer one final opponent: alcohol addiction"--page [4] of cover.

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