Watermarks - The Jewish swimming champions who defied Hitler (Yaron Zilberman, 2004)

Watermarks - The Jewish swimming champions who defied Hitler (Yaron Zilberman, 2004)

The swimming champions of England in November 1919, wearing the streamlined swimwear of the day (L-R: S F Sawcroft, Gladys Jones, Bell White, Doris Hart, Harold Anderson and tutor Walter Brickett)

Before the bikini: Fascinating photographs shows how bathers used to cover up on the beach 100 years ago

The swimming champions of England in November 1919, wearing the streamlined swimwear of the day (L-R: S F Sawcroft, Gladys Jones, Bell White, Doris Hart, Harold Anderson and tutor Walter Brickett)

Matt Grevers + 4 Swimming Champions Surprises Swim Team with SwimOutlet....

Matt Grevers + 4 Swimming Champions Surprises Swim Team with SwimOutlet....

New York Times: Oct. 21, 2014 - Obituary: Peter Daland, who coached swimming champions, dies at 93

Peter Daland, Who Coached Swimming Champions, Is Dead at 93

New York Times: Oct. 21, 2014 - Obituary: Peter Daland, who coached swimming champions, dies at 93

Aileen Riggin, Gertrude Ederle, Helen Wainwright, Three American Olympic Swimming Champions, 1924 (b/w photo)/ American photographer

Aileen Riggin, Gertrude Ederle, Helen Wainwright, Three American Olympic Swimming Champions, 1924 (b/w photo)/ American photographer

Read an excerpt: From sugar cane plantation kids to swimming champions, Julie Checkoway's "The Three-Year Swim Club" tells the true story of Soichi Sakamoto – a Japanese-American schoolteacher living on the island of Maui in Hawaii in 1937, who taught a group of kids living on a sugar plantation to swim using nearby irrigation ditches. He challenged the kids: work hard and in three years, some of you will represent the U.S. at the Olympics.

Read an excerpt: From sugar cane plantation kids to swimming champions, Julie Checkoway's "The Three-Year Swim Club" tells the true story of Soichi Sakamoto – a Japanese-American schoolteacher living on the island of Maui in Hawaii in 1937, who taught a group of kids living on a sugar plantation to swim using nearby irrigation ditches. He challenged the kids: work hard and in three years, some of you will represent the U.S. at the Olympics.

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