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    • The Three-Year Swim Club

    • The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory
    • By: Julie Checkoway
    • Narrated by: Alex Chadwick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To become Olympians. They faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The children were Japanese-American, were malnourished and barefoot, and had no pool; they trained in the filthy irrigation ditches that snaked down from the mountains into the sugarcane fields.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story but the Hawaiian words get slaughtered

    • By Arabella on 01-26-16

    Regular price: $29.95