Anthony Ervin

Swimmer, Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    South Carolina, USA

  • Anthony Ervin`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Anthony Ervin`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    South Carolina, USA

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Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

Every four years in the Olympic cycle the surge of national interest in swimming grows, and with it a desire to be captivated by its stars. This book tells the dramatic, surprising, and sometimes provocative path that Anthony Ervin has taken to become one of those captivating ...

Every four years in the Olympic cycle the surge of national interest in swimming grows, and with it a desire to be captivated by its stars. This book tells the dramatic, surprising, and sometimes provocative path that Anthony Ervin has taken to become one of those captivating Olympic heroes. Not your typical sports memoir, Chasing Water also contains arresting black-and-white drawings and a graphic story extra, as well as an inventive and mercurial narrative style that morphs chapter by chapter to reflect Ervin’s restless, multifaceted life.

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About Keynote Speaker Anthony Ervin

Anthony Ervin struck gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, making history by reclaiming the Olympic title he first won as a teenager at the 2000 Sydney Games. After his win in Sydney, Ervin retired from the sport to find himself, setting off on a journey that was part spiritual quest, part self-destructive bender, involving Zen temples, motorcycles, tattoo parlors, and rock ‘n’ roll. Through this journey, Ervin explored a slew of identity labels that had plied his entire career: African-American yet passes for White, Jewish yet celebrates Christmas, the diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, and the “rebel Olympian” image bolstered by auctioning off his 2000 gold medal to donate the proceeds to 2004 tsunami relief. In 2012, after being away from the sport for over a decade, Ervin resurfaced to make not only the U.S. Olympic team but to swim faster than ever before. In Rio, his circuitous comeback was complete: the oldest swimmer to win a gold in any individual race, he once again earned the title of fastest swimmer on the planet. Ervin speaks on his life’s journey, starting at hitting bottom after he won gold, only to find his way to the top of the world once again. Ervin’s memoir, Chasing Water, chronicles his incredible journey and was released in 2016 by Akashic.

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