Taking a Dive (Lorimer Sports Stories)

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Josie is afraid that her record-breaking swim in the 200-metre butterfly at the Alberta provincial championship was a fluke. As her Calgary swim team trains for a big meet, she can't come anywhere near her best time, and sees her dreams of national and Olympic glory slipping away. When she participates in her school's Athletic Challenge, however, she's forced to learn the meaning of "personal best" all over again. The insight she gains there spurs her on when she hits the water again. Taking a Dive uses the exciting world of competitive swimming to explore the links between self-confidence and success.

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Michele Martin Bossley is the author of numerous novels for young people. A frequent speaker at writing conferences and schools, Michele divides her time between writing and parenting her four sons. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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"Martin Bossley evokes the world of competitive swimming while exploring the links between self-confidence and success." (Calgary Herald 1997-11-15)

"A classic battle of the sexes and some interesting plot twists add excitement to the story... recommended." (Canadian Book Review Annual 1997-09-12)

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