Barnes and Noble: Off The Deep End by W. Hodding Carter
When you consider all the training, preparation, injuries and competitions that an athlete must endure before even qualifying for the Olympic Games, you realize just how lucky and talented are the chosen few . . . regardless of whether or not they even make it to the medal podium. This book chronicles one man's struggle to make it to Beijing and all that he learns on his mid-life journey, both in and out of the swimming pool.