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Bonnie Tsui, Author of “Why We Swim”

She has traveled around the world to answer one question. The author of “Why We Swim” tells us why she does as well as her least favorite swimming stroke. Let’s go Beyond the Mic with Bonnie Tsui.

Welcome Bonnie Tsui

We’re joined on the Starline by journalist, New York Times contributor, author of American Chinatown and her latest book “Why We Swim” we welcome Bonnie Tsui

Let’s go Beyond the Mic…

Bonnie, in this book, you talk about your passion for swimming and share stories of some remarkable people who enjoy swimming.

You took years researching this book, which person touched your heart the most during the research?

You bring up interesting information about brown fat, white fat, and your wedding day when you were covered from head to toe with swimmer’s itch.

You’ve swam in many places around the world. Where did you feel the safest, and where did you feel in danger?

She’s Author of “Why We Swim,” Bonnie Tsui joins us Beyond the Mic, Bonnie Do you remember your 1st swimming competition, what was the race and where did you finish?

Over those years swimming in competitions, talk about the lasting friendships you have made from those early days in chlorine?

Swimming is controlled drowning.

As an accomplished swimmer, what do you say to someone who has that fear of drowning?

Is there any where left on your bucket list to swim?

What do you think about while you’re swimming?

Bonnie Tsui, Author of “Why We Swim,” joins us Beyond the Mic, Why do you swim?

You talk about the health benefits of swimming, how have you noticed your body changing since you started to swim?

Why is water your safe haven from chaos?

Felix and Teddy enjoy the water as much as you do, how has sharing your love of swimming change the way you see them and them you?

The Rockin’ 8

Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8. 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.

There is no Pressure.

1. Who has won more games of Griffins & Goblins between Felix and you?

2. Favorite sipping whiskey?

3. One thing you discovered about yourself during quarantine?

4. Which stroke is your least favorite and why?

5. Favorite meal to carbo load?

6. What’s the one lesson you took from Steven Kings book “On Writing”?

7. Favorite swim team

8. If you had to either stand up paddleboard or surf for the rest of your life which would you choose and why?

She loves surfing, carbo loads with potato chips and doesn’t remember her first race, but we’re sure she won. Author of Why We Swim Bonnie Tsui thanks for talking with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic

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