Howdy, I think this is my first post here, so be gentle.. Anyway, this is my situation: A while back I took up boxing, and it's been pretty fun.. at first, though, I didn't like it much. I'm just not a particularly violent person by nature. Then, I randomly heard about Hajime No Ippo, and started reading the manga. That changed my outlook on the sport immensely, and soon I was having massive amounts of fun with it.
Fast forward to today, and I'm in the process of finally getting around to learning how to swim. Thus, I'm hoping that a fine community such as yourselves can recommend me a good manga for competitive swimming. (NO water sports hentai please! :P) Something lighthearted, and at least semi-realistic, (and possibly featuring a young star's rise to fame, heheh) like Ippo, would be ideal, but I'm open to pretty much anything. My first choice would be one that really drives home the basics of the movements and techniques that one would actually use in real life. Don't worry, I have an actual instructor as well, so it doesn't have to be perfect. It's all just so much easier to remember when it's part of a story I've enjoyed. Thanks, y'all!