The Swimmer in New York

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“He had an inexplicable contempt for men who did not hurl themselves into pools,” Cheever wrote. I felt the same way.

Inspired by Cheever’s “The Swimmer,” Carolyn Kormann swam across Manhattan; she wrote about it for the New Yorker.


P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →