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1 edition of Swim to me found in the catalog.

Swim to me

by Betsy Carter

  • 81 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Bantam Discovery Books in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mermaids,
  • Adolescence,
  • Teenage girls,
  • Fiction,
  • Amusement parks

  • About the Edition

    Delores Walker is looking for a fresh start in Florida, joining a group of swimmers for a Florida tourist attraction, and discovers a life she never imagined.

    Edition Notes

    StatementBetsy Carter
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3603.A7768 S85 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination325 pages ;
    Number of Pages325
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26328291M
    ISBN 100553591487
    ISBN 109780553591484
    OCLC/WorldCa259710016

      "Sink or Swim"/ "Viking swim lesson", in other words, having a person forcibly put (such as tossed by an adult) into deep water. The driving idea behind this lesson is that the person will struggle and be afraid, but will overcome this fear and learn quickly that it is possible to get to the : K. Get this from a library! Swim to me: a novel. [Betsy Carter] -- Desperate to compete with the newly opened Walt Disney World Resort, Miss Thelma Foote struggles to deal with the lack of business at Weeki Wachee Springs, while coping with the constant repairs.

    Swim to Me | Sometimes to be who you really are, you haveto pretend you're already who you want to be. At two, Delores's mother dropped her into the shallow end of a lake, trusting instinct would teach her daughter to : Bantam Discovery. How To Swim Butterfly is your perfect swimming book, fully illustrated and concise. Discover how to isolate and correct bad habits and swim with smooth relaxed technique. The perfect aid for any complete beginner to learn, understand and practice and for any swimmer to adjust, correct and improve.

    Here are my selections for best books for swimming coaches. Swim Coaching Bible (Volume 2) One of the swim coach classics, Swim Coaching Bible, Volume 2 was put together by Dick Hannula and Nort Thornton, who collaborated with some of the top swim coaches on the planet, sharing workouts, training tips, periodization strategies, sets, and much more. A dreamy, semi-historical novel from Carter (The Orange Blossom Special, , etc.) about a young girl who becomes a performing mermaid at the Weeki Wachee Springs, Fla., tourist venue, in , just as Disney World is cornering the state’s tourism years after her father Roy abandons the family, Delores Walker is living in the Bronx with her adored baby brother Westie and their.


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Swim to me by Betsy Carter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Swim To Me by Betsey Carter pleasantly surprised me; it is a delightful story of understanding and reinvention. Delores Walker grew up in a small Bronx apartment with her parents and baby brother.

Her fondest memory is a family vacation to Weeki Wachee Springs in Tampa to watch the mermaids perform/5. SWIM TO ME is filled with a landscape of characters that could only exist in the sweltering muggy swamplands of northwest Florida.

There's Thelma Foote whose business sense is able to keep Weeki Wachee running. Lester, a Merman, secretly in love with Delores who lays on a rock hoping to burn his acne away.

TV Producer, Alan Sommers who comes up /5(69). The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Swim Swim to me book Me by Betsy Carter at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Swim to me book you for your :   Swim to Me: A Novel - Kindle edition by Carter, Betsy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Swim to Me: A Novel/5(69).

A story of family, chasing dreams and finding your way, Swim To Me will have you believing the impossible—even in mermaids from the Bronx.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Carter follows her plucky New York journalist's memoir Nothing to Fall Back On and first novel The Orange Blossom Special with another sweet story of self-reinvention/5(14).

Sometimes to be who you really are, you have to pretend you’re already who you want to be. At two, Delores’s mother dropped her into the shallow end of a lake, trusting instinct would teach her daughter to swim.

From then on, the water is where Delores Walker feels most at home. Now, nearly seventeen, she’s boarding a Greyhound bus leaving the Bronx for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, a.

SWIM TO ME by author Betsy Carter is a quirky slice of 70s vintage Florida come to life, complete with aqua color schemes. It's delicious on so many levels. There's tension in the Walker family and eventually, Delores' father, Roy walks out.

Her mother is forced to work two jobs and care for /5. A lot of the teaching is tailored to every child's temperament, and sometimes it is non verbal, the greenery and beauty of the Swim To Me's pool creates a special 50 Yelp reviews.

Swim Back to Me is best enjoyed for Packer’s sharply focused snapshots of people at pivotal points in their lives, a focus so intense that we can feel as if we’re spying on s: The learning process is often difficult and learning to swim is a process.

It must involve breath control, propulsion and floating. The combination of these skills provides most children with the necessary skills to save his or her life.

There is also no specific point at which a child is magically “ready” to swim, some may never seem ready. Ann Packer's newest book, Swim Back to Me, is comprised of a novella and five short stories. They are all "emotionally searing stories" dealing with issues of intimacy, misunderstandings that cause distancing, betrayals, and the problems that people have with understanding and knowing one another.

Each story is strong and brilliant/5. Some notes on Swim to Me by Betsy Carter You know that moment when a song or a forgotten scrap of paper turns up out of nowhere and suddenly transports you to another time and place so vivid you can feel the air on your skin and remember exactly what shoes you were wearing.

That’s what happened to me on the morning of Aug Swim is a short story, it's also a preview for her novel The Next Best Thing, which I haven't read yet. I liked swim enough to make me want to read the novel. Ruth is a free lance writer and former television writer with ambitions to be more.

She hasn't had much success with romance but I suspect that will change in the novel/5(). A heartfelt novel of coming-of-age no matter what age you are, populated with characters offbeat, outcast, and thoroughly lovable, Swim to Me is filled with the kind of wise magic that’ll have you believing in the impossible before the final page.

A heartfelt novel of coming-of-age no matter what age you are, populated with characters offbeat, outcast, and thoroughly lovable, Swim to Me is filled with the kind of wise magic thatll have you believing in the impossible before the final page.

Swim to Me is populated by many characters who are pursuing their dreams, ranging from Delores’s and Gail’s career pursuits to Dave Hanratty’s vision of an Aqua Zoo. What is the boldest goal you have ever envisioned.

How far did you pursue it. Best times, Cuts Achieved, Meet Results & Swimmer Comparison, and more. Swim to Me by Betsy Carter is one of the best pieces of writing I have seen in a long time. It has an excellent pace, the characters are well crafted and the story just draws you in.

Delores Taurus, is the central character and she decides to go to Weeki Wachee Springs and become a mermaid after her father leaves the family because Weeki Wachee Springs is the one place she can remember 5/5(5).

Swim to Me: A Novel - Ebook written by Betsy Carter. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Swim to Me: A Novel. Adults who are interested in swim lessons generally fit into four categories – the non-swimmer who is not afraid, the swimmer needing stroke improvement, the swimmer with trouble breathing and the fearful nonswimmer.

Each of these categories has a set of different requirements and usually requires a different approach from the instructor. A heartfelt novel of coming-of-age no matter what age you are, populated with characters offbeat, outcast, and thoroughly lovable, Swim to Me is filled with the kind of wise magic that'll have you believing in the impossible before the final page.

Sometimes to be who you really are, you have to pretend you’re already who you want to be/5(2).Get this from a library! Swim to me. [Betsy Carter] -- Delores Walker is looking for a fresh start in Florida, joining a group of swimmers for a Florida tourist attraction, and discovers a life she never imagined.Sherr's book is a charming little read--part meditation, part memoir, and part history of swimming.

The chapters are brief and each includes some update (in an italic font) of the author's progress across the Hellespont, accounts of the various and sundry folks she traveled the globe to interview, consult and/or train with, marvelous post cards and other 19th- and 20th-century images of /5().