Julie Checkoway - The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A documentary filmmaker with an extensive creative writing background, Checkoway devotes her first book to the story of one of the world’s most unlikely sports triumphs. In 1937 a visionary schoolteacher on Maui turned his impoverished, malnourished students into amateur swimmers—and coached them into true athletes. By 1940, when this Japanese-American swim-team struggled against racism as well as physical privations, they not only persevered, but triumphed.

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Non Fiction
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781455523443
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 27th, 2015

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