Jon Finkel is the award-winning author of Hoops Heist, The Life of Dad, Jocks In Chief, The Athlete, Heart Over Height, “Mean” Joe Greene and more. His books have been endorsed by everyone from Mark Cuban and Tony Dungy to Spike Lee, Kevin Durant and Chef Robert Irvine. He has written for GQ, Men’s Health, Yahoo! Sports, The New York Times and has appeared on CBS: This Morning, Good Morning Texas, and hundreds of radio shows, podcasts and streams.
Second to actually swimming, I love reading books about swimmers, swimming feats and almost any story with a unique and exciting angle on the sport. In the last year or so I’ve recommended Glenn Stout’s excellent, Young Woman and the Sea, which is part history of ocean swims and part adventure about Gertrude Ederle’s record-breaking crossing of […]
I lift 4-5 days a week. I swim 2-3 days a week. I “train” all the time and I try to push myself to the limit so that I can keep improving… But as I get older, I think a lot about what those “limits” actually are and where they come from. Do the limits […]
I can’t decide whether I enjoy James Breakwell’s Twitter account or his Twitter handle more. His account is filled with snippets of conversations with his kids that are funny, familiar and sometimes eerily close to the exact same conversation you just had with your kid. His Twitter handle, on the other hand, never changes and […]
Hey! To paraphrase Jay-Z, you could have visited any website or blog in the world and you’re visiting mine. I appreciate that. Here’s a little bit about me: I’m a husband and father and ocean swimmer and a guy with a sweet garage gym. I grew up in Boston (mostly), but we moved around a […] Read More about Meet Jon Finkel