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Exchange Exemplar: Getting wet and not minding a bit. Or much.

Like it or not, we're landlubbers... the natural environment for humans is on dry land.

But something in us draws us to water, for everything from a splash in the kiddie pool to a swim from Cuba to Florida. And knowing how to swim not only produces pleasure, it can help us survive when boats fail us.

Bonnie Tsui, swimmer/surfer/writer, covers the broad range of ways in which people get into--really into-water, in her book Why We Swim.

The guy who swam for hours off Iceland after a shipwreck gets a prominent place in the book. We revisit our 2020 interview here.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.