Charlotte Samuels Pens Earth & String

Charlotte Samuels Pens Earth & String

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Charlotte Samuels, the youngest person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, released her first book of poetry entitled Earth & String.

Like her role model Lynne Cox, Samuels combines writing with her ocean swimming career. “I love writing because I love language. I love the endless routes one can take as a writer and how one can bounce back to the words at any point in his or her life. I think that swimming has made me more aware. Through swimming, I found writing.”

The incoming freshmen at Smith College is as relentless on dryland as she is in the water. She volunteers for Citizens For Swimming, Swim Free, Swim Across America and Ridgewood YMCA while giving motivational speeches with the YWCA and the Girl Scouts.

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