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100 1  Checkoway, Julie,|eauthor. 
245 14 The three-year swim club |h[Axis 360 electronic resource]:
       |bthe untold story of Maui's Sugar Ditch kids and their 
       quest for Olympic glory /|cJulie Checkoway. 
264  1 New York :|bGrand Central Publishing,|c2015. 
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520    For readers of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes the
       inspirational, untold story of impoverished children who 
       transformed themselves into world-class swimmers. 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. Their future was in 
       those same fields, working alongside their parents in 
       virtual slavery, known not by their names but by numbered 
       tags that hung around their necks. Their teacher, Soichi 
       Sakamoto, was an ordinary man whose swimming ability 
       didn't extend much beyond treading water. In spite of 
       everything, including the virulent anti-Japanese sentiment
       of the late 1930s, in their first year the children 
       outraced Olympic athletes twice their size; in their 
       second year, they were national and international champs, 
       shattering American and world records and making headlines
       from L.A. to Nazi Germany. In their third year, they'd be 
       declared the greatest swimmers in the world, but they'd 
       also face their greatest obstacle: the dawning of a world 
       war and the cancellation of the Games. Still, on the 
       battlefield, they'd become the 20th century's most 
       celebrated heroes, and in 1948, they'd have one last 
       chance for Olympic glory. 
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650  0 Japanese American children|zHawaii|zMaui. 
650  0 Swimming|zHawaii|zMaui|xHistory. 
650  0 Swimmers|zHawaii|zMaui|vBiography. 
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