The Swimmer

Very blurry photo of a person in a bathing cap standing in a pool.  Shapes are distorted, and colors become prominent: the aqua of the water, a blue towel on the side of the pool, the white bather's cap, and the dark blue wall above the pool.Read “The Swimmer” by John Cheever using the link below.

“The Swimmer” from¬†Story of the Week, hosted by The Library of America.¬†

 

 

Alternatively, listen to Cheever read “The Swimmer” here.