The Three-year Swim Club

The Three-year Swim Club

The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

Large Print - 2015
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The inspirational story of a group of impoverished children who were transformed into champion swimmers. In 1937 an ordinary grammar school teacher on the island of Maui took a group of underprivileged children mostly of Japanese ancestry and, in three short years, transformed them into Olympic champions.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781455536276
145553627X
Branch Call Number: LP 797.210922 C411T 2015
Characteristics: viii, 657 pages (large print), 16 unumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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carol507
Jul 23, 2016

I loved this story of the swimmers f/Maui - am forwarding it to my daughter who lives/works on Maui

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athena14
Apr 01, 2016

Publishers' Weekly: From page one, where she writes "Lip-locking lovers perambulated... and holiday makers gathered... under Maxfield Parrish skies," it is evident that Checkoway's ability to set a scene is uncanny and accomplished.

Is this history? or an old-time gossip column? Way too much minutiae for my taste.

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popsreader
Jan 25, 2016

In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat, this book provides a detailed contextual narrative of a little know story in American and world athletic history. A fine combination of personal anecdotes from rich research into the lives and activities those who participated in the saga, the author weaves global events into the life stories of those famous remembered and forgotten. A good and sometimes exciting read, worth it for history and sports enthusiasts.

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