Chasing Water: Elegy Of An Olympian

  5 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | February 08th, 2016 | Industry, News

Swimming’s favorite rockstar, Olympic champion Anthony Ervin,  is finally releasing his memoir, Chasing Water: Elegy Of An Olympian.

I got an early read and could not set the book down.  Tony delivers.  He did not hold back.  His life is on the page, raw and completely threadbare.  Most memoirs from Olympians are puff pieces, ghost-written so blandly you fall asleep trying to make it to the end of the first chapter.  Chasing Water is the opposite of that, an intimate, visceral experience you will appreciate.

The release also gives clues as to what Anthony Ervin‘s competition schedule will be for the rest of the year, hinting at appearances at the Pro Swim Series stops in Mesa, Charlotte, and Santa Clara.

Look for the an exclusive Chasing Water Excerpt in the next issue of SwimSwam Magazine, shipping in late March.

The release below was provided by Ervin’s publisher Akashic Books.

Chasing Water (courtesy of Tony Ervins Publisher/PR company)

Preorder the book here:

Akashic Books: http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/chasing-water/ 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Water-Olympian-Anthony-Ervin/dp/1617754447
Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-water-anthony-ervin/1122632833?ean=9781617754449
Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781617754449

Co-authors Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides appear across the country:

BROOKLYN, NY: Saturday, April 2, 6 PM | powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street
*Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides in conversation with sports writer and Edge of Sports imprint curator Dave Zirin. Cosponsored by offshore Maine microbrewery Monhegan Brewing Company (complimentary beer will be available).

LOS ANGELES, CA: Wednesday, April 6, 7 PM | Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
*Featuring Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides, moderated by Casey Barrett.

MESA, AZ: Friday, April 15, 4 PM | Skyline Aquatics Center, 845 S Crismon Rd.
*50 Free day of the meet. Autograph signing by Constantine Markides while Anthony Ervin competes.

CHARLOTTE, NC: Saturday, May 14, 4 PM | Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
800 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd
*50 Free day of the meet. Autograph signing by Constantine Markides while Anthony Ervin competes.

SANTA CLARA, SC: Saturday, June 4, 4 PM | George F. Haines International Aquatic Center
2625 Patricia Drive
*50 Free day of the meet. Autograph signing by Constantine Markides while Anthony Ervin competes.

OMAHA, NE: Thursday, July 1, Time TBA | USA Swimming’s Olympic Trials, Main Stage at the Aqua Zone, CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N 10th St
*Autograph signing by Constantine Markides. Full details TBA.

OMAHA, NE: Saturday, July 3, Time TBA | USA Swimming’s Olympic Trials, Main Stage at the Aqua Zone, CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N 10th St
*Autograph signing by Anthony Ervin. Full details TBA.

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ALEXANDER POP-OFF

Wow, congrats to Anthony! Looking fwd. Akashic is a great press.

Haha is that Nathan in the yellow cap swimming freestyle behind him?

Tony'sFriend

Tony has given me the first copy of the book. 2 options: sell on ebay and donate to charity or send to a swim journalist and get an early review. Thoughts? Please let me know I’ll check this board.

Crappy friend.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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