Book Club: The Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway

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Tour Name:

Book Club: The Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway

Tour Dates:

Saturday Jan 26 01:00 PM Wednesday Jan 30 01:00 PM


Honolulu Museum of Art

Event Information:

Led by docent Susan Palmore.

The Three Year Swim Club is a true story about impoverished Maui plantation kids who, in the 1930’s, took up the challenge of a local Japanese school teacher to swim upstream in the filthy irrigation ditches in the midst of Maui sugar cane fields—all for the promise of Olympic gold. The book provides a picture of life in Hawai'i over the next twenty years when racial discrimination, hard plantation labor, poverty, and war did not deter the coach or the kids from pursuing their dream with grit and forbearance.

About: Join the Book Club—a docent-led two-hour experience—to understand the collection in new ways and make new friends. Books are selected to connect with the museum’s galleries and specific works of art. Read the book and discuss with fellow readers.

The Book Club meets on the last Saturday and Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3pm.

Admission: Free with museum admission. RSVP required.