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BuffaloSwimming is pleased to announce BRB, I Need to go to Swim Practice. Second time in U.S. history a chapter book released by 9-year old.


Buffalo Area Aquatic Club (BAAC)
Announced the release of BRB, I Need to go to Swim Practice - the
first Swimming Book by Luciana Alessi, first time author and elementary
student. She becomes the second 9-year old in US history to publish a
chapter book.

Luciana Alessi compiles a year's worth of memories about her favorite
sport: swimming. In her book BRB, I Need to Go to Swim Practice,
Lucy (as she prefers) speaks to her experience at swim practice and
competition. She recounts the challenges that she faces through the
sport as well as all the great times and many friends she has made. She
also speaks to how swimming has helped her develop good habits like
listening to coaches, overcoming disappointment, and developing

The book got started as Lucy's father encouraged her to write down her
experiences. On Sunday mornings Lucy poured out her swimming tales of
the past week to her dad. Upon hearing the stories, her dad thought they
were too valuable not to be captured. In the book you will learn about

  • ins-and-outs of circle swimming etiquette!
  • how to write your heat and lane on your hand to not miss your race!
  • the benefits of tinted goggles!

Lucy says, "I think swimming is a great sport. It's not only a safety
skill, it's also a lot of fun, Swimming is challenging and you'll make
the best friends. I would recommend swimming to anyone."

In addition to publishing, Lucy aspires to grow her swimwear line Lucy
Swimwear. She also has a presence in her community of Clarence, New York
as a mentor of children in adaptive swim programs which provide swim
lessons to children with disabilities.

You can find her book and other products at


Lucy, not only loves swimming, but also plays the flute, tennis, and
golf. She also does kids product reviews for toys on YouTube and TV,
where she's appeared on dozens of broadcasts.

at Amazon - $9.95

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