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Off the Deep End

The Probably Insane Idea That I Could Swim My Way Through a Midlife Crisis--and Qualify for the Olympics

by W. Hodding Carter

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Off the Deep End
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The Probably Insane Idea That I Could Swim My Way Through a Midlife Crisis--and Qualify for the Olympics
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W. Hodding Carter

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A lifelong swimming enthusiast who had always dreamed of Olympic glory describes how, despite his failure to qualify for the Olympic trials from 1976 through 2004, he took up his quest at the age of forty-two by preparing for the Masters Championships.

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