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The three-year swim club : the untold story of Maui's Sugar Ditch kids and their quest for Olympic glory

Author: Julie Checkoway
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Checkoway
ISBN: 9781455523443 1455523445
OCLC Number: 907157329
Description: viii, 415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: Such stuff as dreams (1932-1937). To race with giants ; Hardhead ; A wide awakening ; The pursuit of greater ventures --
Part two: On such a sea (1938). An exercise of will ; Owing to the protracted hostilities ; Keeping 1940 in mind all the time --
Part three: Taken at the flood (1939). Down under ; Youths of the sea ; The coup --
Part four: A tide in the affairs of men (1940-1941). A season of flame ; Santa Barbara ; Mr. Smith comes to Maui ; Blitzkrieg --
Part five: Fall seven times, get up eight (nana korobi, ya oki) (1944-1948). Go for broke ; Home front ; Detroit, redux (1948) ; Goals and sacrifices.
Responsibility: Julie Checkoway.

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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.
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