The Pal Effect: How A Boy Of The Faroes With A Dream Became A Man In Fast 1500 Waters

Pal Joensen, right, and coach Jon Bjarnason in Budapest in 2010 [courtesy of Pal Joensen and Rod Gilmour]

Book Review: The Pal Effect does not take long to read – and reading it is time well spent. It charts the tale of a young man with a dream of racing for his country in Olympic waters. Pal Joensen made it to the Olympics – in Danish colours, his dream yet to be complete … but Pal’s Pool (Pal’s Hall as they named it) is complete, an aquatic home for generations of Faroese swimmers to come

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Book Review: The Pal Effect does not take long to read – and reading it is time well spent. It charts the tale of a young man with a dream of racing for his country in Olympic waters. Pal Joensen made it to the Olympics – in Danish colours, his dream yet to be complete … but Pal’s Pool (Pal’s Hall as they named it) is complete, an aquatic home for generations of Faroese swimmers to come

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