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I thank you right all right if you're anything like me you're terrified of deep water and one of my big fear is I just can't get over it but.
Leadership is not she is the -- third of this wonderful new book swim.
Why we love the -- that literally is a that's the book you -- find it I guess it all good bookstores iTunes bookstore it's absolutely not published just three weeks ago.
-- lives also former ABC correspondent for a long time yes indeed more than thirty years quote good for you.
My first thought when I look to this book was why.
The book swimming.
They the inside story of why a book about feminist because I love to swim and I write books about things I'm passionate about you know I've done a book about two rafts.
I've done is welcome to help job.
The song America the beautiful which I think should be our National Anthem I've done a book about my colleague Peter Jennings I write books.
You know daytime it and and nine to five or or or not denying.
It is politics and space and all sorts of things but I like doing books about things -- really cares about.
Well but what is -- you love about swimming is it this sort of released what it what does it say.
If there's a lot of people like it could item it is.
It is a combination of it calms me down and it energizes me.
It's a magical kind of thing.
It feels so good it's the most sensual activity you can do -- in the water.
I asked him is our experience no I don't think I'd probably -- -- fashion element you know they don't -- I think.
-- after this I'll tell you -- the -- Angeles than this one.
And this -- is our largest organ some of our body and their for when you're in the border every piece of it is being touched.
You are a Angeles and wait list when your in the border at least that's the -- you feel you can feel as if you're flying it's just a magical sensation.
It's also the best.
Body massage and body exercise and I guess as a as a reason why a lot of therapist use water therapy -- sort through all of those reasons you know there are countless stories of handicapped challenged individuals whether psychologically or physically.
Who get in the water and feel whole and and I -- ran into a number of individuals who were.
Especially -- to wheelchairs for most of their lives that they can win they're in the water.
Feel as if they're walking and they can swim and it's it's magical -- you're not just though.
A recreational swimming in the sense of going to a pool in swimming laps you've done some pretty extraordinary things.
I explain the story of -- on -- what is healthful right viewers.
I did I decided when I did that got the contract to do the book that I was a lazy laps swimmer all of my life and I decided I -- we went a lazy laps -- well.
-- -- But I decided that they ought to take on a challenge so I signed up to offer big race and this is a race across the house -- the house font is.
The channel of border dividing Europe from Asia in western Turkey you know the -- is up here right and then the water comes down seat warmer -- -- He comes another kind of map now we have easily they happily watching this -- -- map you'll see it's a great and that's not a small body of water well.
-- by the way it's now called the Darden -- for those to be your going to your maps it's today it's the Darden -- -- it was called the palace -- it's very historic.
It's got a wonderful mythological background and the idea swimming across it has always been a big -- there was a big race and I thought.
I've been background I was classical Greek major in college at this is what you know Troy is right there you sort of thought that would be cool.
And I train for it and I worked really hard I -- something called US masters swimming.
Which is drills couple times a week with people that are way better than I am Jonathan way better.
But I did it and I slammed further and further distances longer and longer times.
And I did it I slammed the house -- I -- from -- -- -- Well point to point it's only a mile right but at the current so strong that they make you do kind of the big arc.
So -- summer around four miles one full mobile's my goodness I'm not temperatures that's temperature respond -- -- seventy something the air was the it's right before the water goes into the GMs so it's Mediterranean kind of -- I don't like that I don't get cold water -- candidate of the English Channel -- and how it might not only did I do it.
I won my age group real well good.
-- the public what this is.
August 30 of a flash fast I just didn't throughout the candidate held the greatest thing I swam from Europe to Asia but you know most people have said to be what are you nuts like you could take a play on -- -- -- post.
-- go across on the ferry.
-- the answer is that it it was as exhilarating as anything I've done.
I still smile when I think about it I still look at a map and I go I -- from there to the area did that six and and what I say he is.
What I did was fabulous people should do things like this lots of marathons swimmers these days lots -- big races and that's.
That's easily target from the -- -- that target can be get from one end to the pool to another show going into that Blake learn.
That deep water is just the same as shallow water right when your you don't get so -- and I I I went too late.
Last -- gorgeous I'm clear beautiful lake yet it but I've always been finding a -- knowing that the -- is just over there I think.
But the defense freaks me out even -- polled well but I Florida while it.
What's the best way to do it for a while have a boat with you -- -- a deep part got swim with the body never swim alone always have somebody with you.
Get a boat with Hugh Grant how tell -- vote.
-- to go away a little bit further a little bit further a little bit further.
You'll get it because as you well know because you're not a dumb person.
Do -- -- -- they would argue -- I'm deep water and shallow it's water right you know you are buoyant in the water the water will keep you up.
And it takes a lot.
-- that not to happen we got -- done a lot of -- It was weighing in -- here -- fascinated with this Q politics says I'll do the English Channel.
Good -- politics from what we've let's see if his photo on here he's always hanging around palm trees and everything's on military -- that.
-- Joseph and Alexi -- let me just wants to do it went.
You apparently Allan thank you so much pain but.
Hey it's a little chilly for me I like warm water and -- they're dead then it it was channel is 21 miles.
Very very strong miracles and I didn't even I know my limits although there are a lot of relays it do it so let's let's talk all right.
Tom Jones says I'm not a fan of -- -- -- of the fear of big quarter as well now you know how to get over that and Mike -- -- here -- There's something called soldiers undertaking disabled scuba subs it's a fantastic charity provides -- suspending -- with the -- of the benefits that lives describing.
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