Posted on 01/09/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The author of perhaps the most influential book on swimming ever has died.
A friend confirmed yesterday that Charles Sprawson, author of the 1992 book Haunts of the Black Masseur, passed away at the age of seventy-eight.
Haunts was Sprawson’s only book, though Alex Preston, the friend who reported his death, said he was in the process of writing a book about Slovenian endurance swimmer Martin Strel.
The book traced great swimming heroes, explored the mindset of swimmers, and ultimately inspired the popularity of “narrative non-fiction about the natural world,” according to the Guardian.
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