Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

     
Book Cover
Book
Author Checkoway, Julie, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    797.2109 CHE    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    797.21 CHE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    797.21 CHE    Available
 PAS Villa Parke Branch Non-Fiction    797.21 CHE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 415 pages, 16 unumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-388) and index.
Contents Preface -- Part One: Such Stuff as Dreams (1932-1937) -- Chapter One: To Race with Giants -- Chapter Two: Hardhead -- Chapter Three: A Wide Awakening -- Chapter Four: The Pursuit of Greater Ventures -- Part Two: On Such a Sea (1938) -- Chapter Five: An Exercise of Will -- Chapter Six: Owing to the Protracted Hostilities -- Chapter Seven: Keeping 1940 in Mind All the Time -- Part Three: Takenat the Flood (1939) -- Chapter Eight: Down Under -- Chapter Nine: Youths of the Sea -- Chapter Ten: The Coup -- Part Four: A Tide in the Affairs of Men (1940-1941) -- Chapter Eleven: A Season of Flame -- Chapter Twelve: Santa Barbara -- Chapter Thirteen: Mr. Smith Comes to Maui -- Chapter Fourteen: Blitzkrieg-- Part Five: Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight (Nana korobi, ya oki) (1944-1948) -- Chapter Fifteen: Go for Broke -- Chapter Sixeen: Home Front -- Chapter Seventeen: Detroit, Redux (1948) -- Chapter Eighteen: Goals and Sacrifices -- Afterword -- Author's Notes -- Section Notes -- Three-Year Swim Club Members -- Mahalo Nui Loa/Thank You -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary 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.
Subject Japanese American children -- Hawaii -- Maui.
Swimming -- Hawaii -- Maui -- History.
Swimmers -- Hawaii -- Maui -- Biography.
Olympic Games (14th : 1948 : London, England).
Added Title 3-year swim club
ISBN 9781455523443
1455523445

 
    
Available items only