Antonio Ramos Revillas wrote a Spanish-language children’s book about the incredibly interesting life of Mexican Oceans Seven swimmer Antonio Argüelles. Illustrated by Jimena Estíbaliz, the 160-page book is called El mar ya casi termina – basada en la vida de Antonio Argüelles.
El mar ya casi termina (The sea is almost over) tells how Argüelles was initially inspired by Mexican Olympic swimming champion Felipe Muñoz at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games where he won the 200m breaststroke – and, as a result, how swimming became his life’s passion and challenge.
But unlike Muñoz, Argüelles has endurance – not speed by the Olympic champion. With endurance, dreams can take much longer to achieve and its path to success can take many different routes and shapes. Those routes and shapes were previously described by Argüelles in A cada brazada: el azul interminable (Each Stroke: Endless Blue) that he wrote with Nora Toledano and Travesía Interminable (The Forever Swim in English) that he wrote with Adam Skolnick.
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